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Snowball Sampling in Qualitative Research

Snowball sampling

Snowball sampling is a type of non-random sampling technique. In this technique the sample grows like a snowball which means that existing sampling units select more units from their friends, family, or relatives. The researcher selects and adds more participants until the saturation point is reached. There are two important factors in deciding about the saturation point: first, the required …

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Simple Random Sampling

Simple random sampling is the most common method of sampling in research. This kind of sampling technique is possible when every unit of the population is accessible and known. As well as, the researcher has a list of all the elements of the population. The researcher need to have a list of all the elements of the population to use …

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Convenience Sampling in Qualitative Research

Convenience sampling

Convenience sampling is a type of non-probability sampling. In this technique the researcher selects sample on the basis of convenience. This makes it easier for the researcher to select any sample that is available. But on the other hand the sample is non-random and therefore based on availability. This makes it less generalizable than any other randomly selected sample. When …

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General Strategies for Sample Selection

Sample selection

What are some general strategies for sample selection? Why the right selection of sampling method is so important for any research? There are two broad classifications of sampling procedures: random and non random sampling. Both of these methods have several techniques and researcher select a technique that is most pertinent to their research. Sometimes there are more than one sampling …

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Purpose of sampling in research

Sampling

Written by Saira Naeem Before diving head on into the purpose of sampling in research, a quick revision of the previous information and known facts, definitions etc may be needed. As you know a sample is a subset or a smaller part chosen from a larger population.A sample is chosen using any one of the techniques of probability of non …

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Sampling in Research Studies

Sampling in research Sampling in research is the process of drawing sample of a desired size from the population. A sample is a specimen that is representative of the population from which it has been selected. A sample can be taken from a population for various end-uses: in statistics sample of data is taken to draw conclusion about the whole …

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How to Calculate Sample Size in a Research

Sample size

This is a very important question that what should be your sample size? In any study there are various factors that affect your sample size.  You have to know these factors and determine your sample. You can keep your sample size large if the study requires greater accuracy. You can keep the sample size small if you are short of …

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What is Sampling

Sampling

Sampling is the process of selecting a few from a large group. The bigger group is the population and the smaller group that is selected is sample. Sample, therefore, is a part of the population or the large group from which it is taken. Example Take an example you want to know the average age of the students in a …

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Sampling Terminologies

The process of selecting a sample can be made easier if you know some sampling terminologies related to sampling. Sample is  part of the population and to draw sample from the population you need to decide about the sample size. There is a formula to decide about the sample size. To find out sample size using that formula you need …

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Sampling Types in Research

sampling type

The broad sampling types in research include random and non-random sampling. Probability sampling and non probability sampling are other names for these two types of sampling. If a researcher combines both random and non-random sampling techniques in one study it is a mixed sampling. With in these broad categories of sampling methods there are many other sub categories. You need …

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