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Purposeful sampling in qualitative research synthesis

Suri, Harsh 2011, Purposeful sampling in qualitative research synthesis, Qualitative research journal, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 63-75, doi: 10.3316/QRJ1102063.

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Title Purposeful sampling in qualitative research synthesis
Author(s) Suri, Harsh
Journal name Qualitative research journal
Volume number 11
Issue number 2
Start page 63
End page 75
Total pages 13
Publisher Emerald
Place of publication Bradford, Eng.
Publication date 2011
ISSN 1443-9883
Keyword(s) Purposeful sampling
Qualitative research synthesis
Meta-synthesis
Meta-study
Qualitative meta-analysis
Summary Informed decisions about sampling are critical to improving the quality of research synthesis. Even though several qualitative research synthesists have recommended purposeful sampling for synthesizing qualitative research, the published literature holds sparse discussion on how different strategies for purposeful sampling may be applied to a research synthesis. In primary research, Patton is frequently cited as an authority on the topic of purposeful sampling. In Patton’s original texts that are referred to in this article, Patton does not make any suggestion of using purposeful sampling for research synthesis. This article makes a unique contribution to the literature by examining the adaptability of each of Patton’s 16 purposeful sampling strategies to the process of qualitative research synthesis. It illuminates how different purposeful sampling strategies might be particularly suited to constructing multi-perspectival, emancipatory, participatory and deconstructive interpretations of published research.
Language eng
DOI 10.3316/QRJ1102063
Field of Research 169999 Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2011, Emerald Group Publishing
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30064369

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