publication . Article . 2015

Descriptions of sampling practices within five approaches to qualitative research in education and the health sciences

Timothy C. Guetterman;
Open Access
Abstract
Although recommendations exist for determining qualitative sample sizes, the literature appears to contain few instances of research on the topic. Practical guidance is needed for determining sample sizes to conduct rigorous qualitative research, to develop proposals, and to budget resources. The purpose of this article is to describe qualitative sample size and sampling practices within published studies in education and the health sciences by research design: case study, ethnography, grounded theory methodology, narrative inquiry, and phenomenology. I analyzed the 51 most highly cited studies using predetermined content categories and noteworthy sampling chara...
Subjects
free text keywords: health science, Research Design, Gesundheitswissenschaft, grounded theory, Erziehungswissenschaft, Stichprobentheorie, pedagogics, saturation, phenomenology, Phänomenologie, Forschungsarten der Sozialforschung, qualitative sample size, Ethnographie, ethnography, Fallstudie, Methodologie, Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie, grounded theory methodology, qualitative Methode, sampling theory, qualitative method, narrative inquiry, choosing cases, qualitative sampling, sample, case study, research approach, Forschungsansatz, Social sciences (General), H1-99, Grundlagenforschung, narration, qualitative inquiry, Social sciences, sociology, anthropology, basic research, methodology, Stichprobe, ddc:300
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publication . Article . 2015

Descriptions of sampling practices within five approaches to qualitative research in education and the health sciences

Timothy C. Guetterman;