Sampling Strategies

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Francis, J. J., Johnston, M., Robertson, C., Glidewell, L., Entwistle, V., Eccles, M. P., & Grimshaw, J. M. (2010). What is an adequate sample size? Operationalising data saturation for theory-based interview studies. Psychology and Health, 25, 1229–1245. doi:10.1080/08870440903194015

Gentles, S. J., Charles, C., Ploeg, J., & McKibbon, K. A. (2015). Sampling in qualitative research: Insights from an overview of the methods literature. The Qualitative Report, 20, 1772-1789. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr  [Full text]

Rapley, T. (2013). Sampling strategies in qualitative research. In U. Flick (Ed.), The SAGE handbook of qualitative data analysis (pp. 49-63). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Robinson, O. C. (2014). Sampling in interview-based qualitative research: A theoretical and practical guide. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 11, 25-41. doi:10.1080/14780887.2013.801543