The Snowball Sampling Strategy in the Field of Social Sciences. Contexts and Considerations

Gierczyk, Marcin, Gromkowska-Melosik, Agnieszka, Scott, Sam ORCID: 0000-0002-5951-4749 and Parker, Charlie ORCID: 0000-0002-4569-7580 (2023) The Snowball Sampling Strategy in the Field of Social Sciences. Contexts and Considerations. Przegląd Badań Edukacyjnych (Educational Studies Review). (In Press)

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Abstract

This article discusses the snowball sampling strategy that has been successfully used for decades in research in the field of social sciences. The focus of this article is only on the application of the strategy in qualitative research, although it can be employed in quantitative research too. Despite its limitations and debatable applicability in some cases, it is methodologically justified and considered very effective in reaching hard-to-reach populations. Referring to the methodological literature, research in which it was adopted and our own experience, we reflect on the contexts and controversies that arise around its implementation.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Snowball method; Sampling methods; Sampling Strategy; Qualitative research; Hard-to-reach population
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Kamila Niekoraniec
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2024 11:14
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2024 11:14
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/13677

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