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Advanced Sampling Designs in Mixed Research: Current Practices and Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Objectives

Upon finishing this chapter, you should be able to

  • define a sampling design;
  • describe various probabilistic and purposive sampling schemes;
  • discuss sample size recommendations appropriate for quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research designs;
  • compare and contrast various forms of generalizations in terms of impacting sampling decisions;
  • define and explain the sampling terms applicable to formulating sampling decisions in a mixed research inquiry;
  • define and explain the existing sampling typologies for mixed research design;
  • compare and contrast the characteristics of existing mixed research sampling typologies;
  • discuss the five criteria comprising the integrative sampling typology;
  • describe the seven steps of the mixed sampling process and understand the sampling issues associated with those steps;
  • explain the role of interpretive consistency in formulating sampling decisions in a mixed research inquiry;
  • explain the strategy of representativeness/saturation tradeoff in formulating sampling decisions in a mixed research inquiry;
  • define and explain the four crises impacting sampling decisions in a mixed research inquiry; and
  • understand the sampling issues related to the four crises impacting sampling decisions.

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