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Table 3 The summary of population size estimation methods categories

From: Summarizing methods for estimating population size for key populations: a global scoping review for human immunodeficiency virus research

Categories Definition of categories Methods
Methods based on independent samples Multiple independent sources of data are used to make the estimation Capture-recapture method
Multiplier method
Methods based on population counting Traditional geolocation and counting measures are used to estimate the size of the key population Delphi method
Mapping method
Methods based on the official report The estimates are made by combining them with the official report Workbook method
Methods based on social network The key population is recruited from their social network Respondent-driven sampling method
Network scale-up method
Methods based on data-driven technologies The key population size is estimated by data-driven technologies Bayesian estimation method
Stochastic simulation method
LMS estimation method