Sampling designs and issues in qualitative criminology

Authored by: Miriam Boeri , Aukje K. Lamonica

The Routledge Handbook of Qualitative Criminology

Print publication date:  March  2015
Online publication date:  March  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415659703
eBook ISBN: 9780203074701
Adobe ISBN: 9781135114947


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Sampling in qualitative research is largely dependent on the goals or aims of the study and its specific research questions. The methodology, type of qualitative method, and research strategy all inform the sampling process. The italicized terms hold different meanings for different qualitative researchers, and they can be called by various names. Because there is no consensus on the definitions of these terms, a brief overview provides the working definitions we use in this chapter.

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