Theory-based Sampling

Theory-based sampling involves selecting cases according to the extent to which they represent a particular theoretical construct. Purposive sampling is used as the population of the particular theoretical construct is difficult to determine.

 

 

 

Example

An example of a common theory used in development is capacity development. Theoretical criteria on how capacity is developed within an organization or community can assist in selecting cases for study.  

 

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Updated: 14th January 2014 - 1:50am
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