publication . Other literature type . Article . 2008

Sampling Knowledge: The Hermeneutics of Snowball Sampling in Qualitative Research

Chaim Noy;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Oct 2008
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Abstract
During the past two decades we have witnessed a rather impressive growth of theoretical innovations and conceptual revisions of epistemological and methodological approaches within constructivist-qualitative quarters of the social sciences. Methodological discussions have commonly addressed a variety of methods for collecting and analyzing empirical material, yet the critical grounds upon which these were reformulated have rarely been extended to embrace sampling concepts and procedures. The latter have been overlooked, qualifying only as a 'technical' research stage. This article attends to snowball sampling via constructivist and feminist hermeneutics, suggest...
Subjects
free text keywords: Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie, Social sciences, sociology, anthropology, method; methodology; qualitative, Erhebungstechniken und Analysetechniken der Sozialwissenschaften, Methods and Techniques of Data Collection and Data Analysis, Statistical Methods, Computer Methods, Datengewinnung, soziales Netzwerk, Macht, Sozialkapital, Methode, empirische Forschung, Stichprobe, Analyse, Struktur, Daten, sample, structure, data, power, social network, analysis, method, social capital, data capture, empirical research, ddc:300
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