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ERIC Number: EJ1139061
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1525-822X
A Method for Recruiting Participants from Isolated Islands of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) for Survey Research
Moosa, Sheena; Koopman-Boyden, Peggy
Field Methods, v28 n1 p50-63 Feb 2016
Representing isolated small island communities through social survey research continues to be challenging. We examine a locally developed method to reach and recruit older people (65+ years) for a survey on well-being in the small island developing state of Maldives. The use of messengers to recruit participants is examined in the context of these isolated islands. The approach allowed for the participation of the isolated island communities in the survey yielding a high response rate. We consider the aspects of this approach for further application to survey research in isolated communities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Maldives
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