Taken from Volume 1 of a course book by the International Development Research Center (IDRC). Module 11 outlines the process involved in applying different sampling techniques in research.
The Module starts with a flow chart that shows where sampling fits into a research proposal as well as the cyclical nature of the research process.
"At the end of the session you should be able to:
- Identify and define the population(s) to be studied.
- Identify and describe common options of sampling.
- Discuss problems of bias that should be avoided when selecting a sample.
- List the issues to consider when deciding on sample size.
- Decide on the sampling option(s) and sample size(s) most appropriate for the research design you are developing." (IDRC 2003)
- Sampling procedures
- Sampling options for qualitative data
- Sampling options for quantitative data
- Bias in sampling
- Ethical considerations
- Sample Size
Via International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Canada