Recruitment for a panel study of Australian retirees: Issues in recruiting from rare and nonenumerated populations

Wells, Yvonne, Petralia, Walter, De Vaus, David and Kendig, Hal (2003) Recruitment for a panel study of Australian retirees: Issues in recruiting from rare and nonenumerated populations. Research On Aging, 25 1: 36-64. doi:10.1177/0164027502238342


Author Wells, Yvonne
Petralia, Walter
De Vaus, David
Kendig, Hal
Title Recruitment for a panel study of Australian retirees: Issues in recruiting from rare and nonenumerated populations
Journal name Research On Aging   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0164-0275
Publication date 2003-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0164027502238342
Open Access Status
Volume 25
Issue 1
Start page 36
End page 64
Total pages 29
Place of publication London
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Subject 160807 Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
C1
Abstract Studies of change flowing from important life-course transitions such as retirement are best conducted using panel designs that allowchange to be tracked at an individual level. However, for many life-course transitions, sample recruitment is especially difficult because no sampling frames exist for what are relatively rare and nonenumerated populations. This article outlines the difficulties encountered and strategies adopted in obtaining a sample of older Australianworkers who were about to retire. It explores the fieldwork problems encountered and the effectiveness of alternative recruitment strategies in meeting core sampling goals. Recruitment strategies are evaluated in terms of their cost, efficiency, impact on data quality, and ability to recruit difficult-to-find subtypes of retirees. The experience of this research team is provided to offer guidance and information for other teams as they seek to recruit samples for retirement studies or for other studies of rare and nonenumerated populations.
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Publications
 
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