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ERIC Number: EJ800181
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
Sampling Designs in Qualitative Research: Making the Sampling Process More Public
Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.; Leech, Nancy L.
Qualitative Report, v12 n2 p238-254 Jun 2007
The purpose of this paper is to provide a typology of sampling designs for qualitative researchers. We introduce the following sampling strategies: (a) parallel sampling designs, which represent a body of sampling strategies that facilitate credible comparisons of two or more different subgroups that are extracted from the same levels of study; (b) nested sampling designs, which are sampling strategies that facilitate credible comparisons of two or more members of the same subgroup, wherein one or more members of the subgroup represent a sub-sample of the full sample; and (c) multilevel sampling designs, which represent sampling strategies that facilitate credible comparisons of two or more subgroups that are extracted from different levels of study. (Contains 2 figures, 7 footnotes, and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A