Social work research often focuses on qualitative designs and many students believe that the quantitative research pathway is either too complicated or is beyond their grasp. This book outlines how social work students can undertake a research project from either a qualitative, quantitative or mixed methodological approach. The authors introduce key concepts in an accessible and structured manner and go on to demonstrate each of the approaches from inception of research idea, to realisation of methodological approach, to research process, to data analysis and conclusion.
Chapter 3: : Sampling Techniques in Quantitative and Qualitative Research
: Sampling Techniques in Quantitative and Qualitative Research
Sampling is a core component of any research project but, unfortunately, it is one that is often misunderstood or misinterpreted by social work undergraduate and postgraduate students as they grapple with the new language and foreign concepts associated with the research process.
However, as a social work research student you must have an understanding of the various types and uses of sampling techniques ...