Project title: Who cares about grandma? An empirical testing of Respondent-Driven Sampling using the example of home-based Care.
Project duration: 2017-2019
Project leader: Prof. Lena Hipp, Ph.D., Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kohler
Cooperation partners: University of Potsdam
The research project has two objectives: Firstly, find out more about the life situation and motivational structures of persons working in the field of home-based elderly care and nursing, using a standardized survey. Secondly, through the use of Respondent-Driven Sampling (RDS), we intended to test a survey procedure that has not yet been established in the German context. In this way, the problem of difficult accessibility of domestic care workers can be taken into account. RDS allows the sampling of rare and hard to reach populations, so much that statistically valid generalizations about the respective subpopulations can be made. The methodological insights of the project can be used in other areas of social policy research as well as for political science and sociology.