Methods of sampling in qualitative health research

Lara Maestripieri, Arianna Radin, Elena Spina

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Chapter objectives: To provide an introduction to the features of non-probabilistic sampling and how it differs from probabilistic sampling; To discuss quota sampling and purposive sampling, how they are used and the importance of transparency in describing sampling methods; To describe the uses of snowball and self-selective sampling and their strengths and weaknesses; To consider the role of key informants in accessing samples.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearching Health: Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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