ERIC Number: ED217049
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Sampling and Selection Issues in Educational Ethnography.
LeCompte, Margaret D.; Goetz, Judith Preissle
The problems addressed, and solutions devised, by educational ethnographers in selection of and sampling from phenomena for internal representativeness external comparison are examined. The process of sampling is designated as a specialized form of the more general process of focusing and choosing in research, which is called selection. Common selection and sampling strategies are defined and illustrated from the literature in educational ethnography and assessed for their strengths, weaknesses, and implications for overall design credibility. (Author/AL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Criterion Based Selection; Probabilistic Sampling
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (66th, New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).