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ERIC Number: EJ779276
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 11
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0886-2605
Representative Sampling of Maritally Violent and Nonviolent Couples: A Feasibility Study
Farris, Coreen; Holtzworth-Munroe, Amy
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v22 n12 p1613-1622 2007
Despite the methodological advantages of representative sampling, few researchers in the field of marital violence have employed random samples for laboratory assessments of couples. The current study tests the feasibility and sampling success of three recruitment methods: (a) random digit dialing, (b) directory-assisted recruitment, and (c) a hybrid method. The number of successful telephone contacts with couples does not differ across the three methods; most successful calls contact nonviolent couples. The sample recruited through all three methods does not appear to match the demographics of the calling area, and all methods require a high monetary and human resource investment. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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