Resources - Sampling Issues

Mixed Methods Sampling: A Typology with Examples

Description: Discusses mixed methods sampling techniques in creative and effective ways.

Dimensions of Desire: Bridging Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in a Study of Female Adolescent Sexuality

Description: Illustrates how feminist psychology research can bridge qual and quant methods while keeping lived experience as the center of inquiry.

Designing Qualitative Studies

Description: Practical guide to study design with good attention to taxonomy of research approaches by purpose and sampling issues.

Mixing Qualitative and Quantitative Methods: Insights into Design and Analysis Issues

Description: Discusses issues of design, sampling, and analysis in mixed methods research.

A Typology of Mixed Methods Sampling Designs in Social Science Research

Description: Introduces a framework for developing sampling designs in mixed methods research.

Quantitative and Qualitative Inquiry in Educational Research: Is there a paradigmatic difference between them?

Description: Discusses the distinctions between qualitative and quantitative methodological approaches in educational research.

Integrating Survey and Ethnographic Methods for Systematic Anomalous Case Analysis

Description: How the salience of research findings can be enhanced by combining survey and ethnographic methods to draw insight from anomalous cases.

Mixing Qualitative and Quantitative Research in Developmental Science: Uses and Methodological Choices

Description: Describes and discusses choices for using mixed methods from a practical perspective and discusses common pitfalls and how to aviod them.

A Mixed Methods Investigation of Mixed Methods Sampling Designs in Social and Health Science Research

Description: Presents a two-dimensional model (time orientation—concurrent vs. sequential and the relationship between the qualitative and quantitative samples—identical, nested, multilevel, and parallel) for classifying mixed methods studies sampling designs.

Behavior Sampling and Ethnography: Complementary Methods for Understanding Home-School Connections among Latino Immigrant Families

Description: Used ethnography and experience-sampling methods to study the relations between home activities and school achievement in a sample of low-income Latino immigrant families and their 10-11 year-old children at risk for low school achievement.