Category: Dissertation/ThesisSampling method for collecting qualitative data in a mixed method, is it a correct way?

I want you guys to help me in selecting the respondents whom I can use in my qualitative study. I am conducting interviews in my study. I am thinking of using purposive sampling. Is it a right choice? Please help me.

asked on 16 Oct 18Kartik Varma kartik varma
5 Answers
answered on 16 Oct 18

In my study, I used the mixed method because my study focused on quantity. But, as your data is qualitative, then, you can use purposive sampling easily. On the other hand, a decision of the respondents would be better if you could consult a senior or an expert.

Mansi Singhal mansi singhal
answered on 16 Oct 18

For purposive sampling, you need to have a clear purpose behind the study. You must have a clear explanation for everything you are using in your study, If you want to use purposive sampling. Your study should have set goals. 

Luv Bhatia luv bhatia
answered on 17 Oct 18

I would recommend you to read from John Creswell’s book titled Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches, 4th Edition. The book is perfect, and it has all the types of discussions and debates on the sampling method.

Nancy Trivedi nancy trivedi
answered on 18 Oct 18

In purpose sampling, there is already pre-decided sampling procedure. If, it is confirmed in your study, then, you can use purposive sampling.

Amrita Goyal amrita goyal
answered on 20 Oct 18

If the data collected in your study is qualitative, then, instead of using any other sampling method, you must use purposive sampling. I think using purposive sampling is the right decision.

Nitesh Singhal nitesh singhal

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