Qualitative research sampling: the very real complexities

Tuckett, Anthony G. (2004) Qualitative research sampling: the very real complexities. Nurse Researcher, 12 1: 47-61.

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Author Tuckett, Anthony G.
Title Qualitative research sampling: the very real complexities
Journal name Nurse Researcher   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1351-5578
ISBN 1 873853 70 X
Publication date 2004-02-04
Year available 2007
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Volume 12
Issue 1
Start page 47
End page 61
Total pages 15
Editor Linda Thomas
Place of publication Middlesex, UK
Publisher RCN Publishing Company Ltd
Language eng
Subject 320000 Medical and Health Sciences
321100 Nursing
Abstract 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.
Keyword sampling
sample frame
purposeful sample
theoretical sample
constant comparison
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes This is an author version of Tuckett, A. (2004). Qualitative research sampling-the very real complexities. Nurse Researcher. 12(1): 47-61.

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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