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A must-have reference resource for qualitative management researchers, this dictionary contains over 90 entries covering the fundamentals of qualitative methodologies; covering both analysis and implementation. Each entry gives an introduction to the topic, lists the key relevant features, gives a worked example, a concise summary and a selection of further reading suggestions. It is suitable for researchers and academics who need a handy and quick point of reference.

Sample Sizes Versus Usable Observations
Sample sizes versus usable observations
Introduction

An issue of concern in estimating sample sizes that is rarely discussed but should be considered is which observations are actually usable. Researchers can estimate the number of sampling units that must be surveyed. But often not all the initial responses are usable because of inactive mailing addresses, telephone numbers no longer in service, incomplete responses, etc.

Key Features

A question can be raised concerning the sample size value that is incorporated into many of the statistical formulas used to estimate the defined target population's parameters from a survey's sample statistics. For example, if in the sampling process researchers estimate that one sample size – say, 1,850 – is needed but fewer sampled units – say, 1,500 – are ...

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