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Recruiting in public places : A strategy to increase diversity in qualitative research samples

Browne, Jan and Russell, Sarah 2003, Recruiting in public places : A strategy to increase diversity in qualitative research samples, Qualitative research journal, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 75-87.

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Title Recruiting in public places : A strategy to increase diversity in qualitative research samples
Author(s) Browne, Jan
Russell, Sarah
Journal name Qualitative research journal
Volume number 3
Issue number 2
Start page 75
End page 87
Publisher RMIT Publishing
Place of publication Australia
Publication date 2003
ISSN 1448-0980
Summary For some research projects, recruiting in public places is an invaluable addition to sampling strategies. It complements the more traditional recruitment strategies by providing researchers with' opportunities to include people in the research who would otherwise be excluded. One of the limitations of selective and snowball sampling is that participants often come from the same social group. Participants from these social groups often share similar experiences and ways of thinking about those experiences. The aim of recruiting in public places is to move beyond this 'in group' to ensure a wider perspective. This paper illustrates how recruiting in public places can provide greater sample diversity for theoretical strength. The paper begins with a brief overview of recruiting in public places. It then describes the theoretical considerations associated with this recruiting strategy. The paper demonstrates how recruiting in public places facilitates grounded theory by providing comparisons that are informed by diverse experiences. Using examples and a case study, we illustrate how recruiting in public places can complement selective, snowball and theoretical sampling to ensure a more comprehensive sample.
Language eng
Field of Research 160807 Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30002319

Document type: Journal Article
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