Qualitative research sampling: The very real complexities

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Tuckett, Anthony G.. (2004) Qualitative research sampling: The very real complexities. Nurse Researcher. 12(1), pp. 47 - 61. https://doi.org/10.7748/nr2004.07.12.1.47.c5930
AuthorsTuckett, Anthony G.
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In this article Anthony Tuckett discusses the complexities of qualitative research sampling. He analyses a research experience, together with the rationales for and limitations of qualitative research sampling. Further, he examines the reality of establishing and maintaining a purposeful/theoretical sample and how data saturation symbiotically interacts with constant comparison to guide sampling. Additionally, sample limitations are countered. This paper is aimed at novice and experienced researchers in nursing interested in the practical reality of research, who are also mindful of the necessity for rigour.

Keywordssampling; sample frame; purposeful sample; theoretical sample; constant comparison; bias
Year2004
JournalNurse Researcher
Journal citation12 (1), pp. 47 - 61
PublisherRCNi
ISSN1351-5578
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.7748/nr2004.07.12.1.47.c5930
Scopus EID2-s2.0-7944223786
Page range47 - 61
Research GroupSchool of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
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