technique was used because the exact quantity of eunuch population is unknown.
is a technique where existing study subjects recruit future subjects from among their acquaintances.
is also an acceptable sampling method in qualitative research.
Finally, as Ear admits, the sample is not representative, given the snowball sampling
used and the underrepresentation of respondents from the Royal Cambodian Government.
However, this study includes what I consider to be a huge caveat: "[T]he relatively modest sample size recruited via snowball sampling
[my emphasis] resulted in the overrepresentation of young (below 28 years of age) female students." I had never heard of snowball sampling
, although I work with psychologists.
To reach this hidden population, the Council used a recruitment strategy called snowball sampling
, in which participants randomly recruit peers from their personal networks.
, where participants refer potential participants who they know, is another useful technique.
Participants in this study were recruited through convenience sampling and snowball sampling
. Recruitment of some participants occurred in undergraduate classes at a small, public college in the Northeast.
Our sample consist of 56 experts that chosen by snowball sampling
. For an exploratory, qualitative and descriptive research, which respondents are few in number, snowball sampling
is highly recommended.
invisibility of the population, is snowball sampling
. In snowball