Sampling and recruiting participants

Jennifer A. Cleland, Kirsty Alexander, Amudha S. Poobalan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review


Learning objectives

By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

· Distinguish between a population and a sample.

· Explain the importance of appropriate and adequate sampling in quantitative and qualitative research.

· Recognise the various types of quantitative sampling and the importance of balancing rigour and practicality.

· Discuss the various types of qualitative sampling and the principles of sample size estimation in qualitative research.

· Choose from common recruitment approaches for quantitative and qualitative research projects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStarting Research in Clinical Education
EditorsEliot Rees, Alison Ledger, Kim Walker
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781119861980
ISBN (Print)9781119861980
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2023


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