snowball sampling


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snowball sampling

a method whereby the names of prospective interview subjects for a statistical study are obtained from subjects already interviewed for the study.

snowball sampling

a method of obtaining subjects for a study by soliciting names of potential subjects from those participating in the study.
A popular term for a method used to obtain subjects for a study in which the initial cohort is small; in SS, participants are asked to name acquaintances who might be willing to participate in the study
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Zuberi recruited preliminary interviewees at union meetings and used snowball sampling among these interviewees to broaden his sample.
The rankings based on snowball sampling, completes the first phase of the two-part survey.
Snowball sampling is also an acceptable sampling method in qualitative research.
Using snowball sampling technique, she sampled the opinions of thirteen Black males who had in one time or the other suffered racism, unjust discipline over non-violent incidents (p.
To reach this hidden population, the Council used a recruitment strategy called snowball sampling, in which participants randomly recruit peers from their personal networks.
Participants in this study were recruited through convenience sampling and snowball sampling.
For an exploratory, qualitative and descriptive research, which respondents are few in number, snowball sampling is highly recommended.
Besides, there are survey techniques available like respondent driven sampling (RDS), time location cluster sampling, snowball sampling, capture recapture sampling and inverse sampling for estimation of hidden population or diseases which are rare in nature.
As the author conducted her study using a snowball sampling method, she states in her appendix that she did not seek a demographically representative sample.
Following the use of snowball sampling, there was a much better response, with 22 couples recruited directly from people already participating or known by the researcher.
Snowball sampling refers to "a technique for finding research subjects.