Douglas D. Heckathorn

Sociology Researcher
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Douglas D. Heckathorn is a sociology professor at Cornell University and is editor of the journal Rationality and Society. His recent research has focused on HIV prevention in high-risk groups, the social structure of jazz musician communities and drawing statistically valid samples of hard-to-reach populations. Heckathorn earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and sociology in 1969, a master's degree in sociology in 1972, and a master of philosophy degree in sociology and a doctorate in sociology in 1974, all from KU.


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