Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

Purposive Sampling as a Tool for Informant Selection

File SizeFormat 
I1547-3465-05-147.pdf411.25 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Item Summary

Title: Purposive Sampling as a Tool for Informant Selection
Authors: Tongco, Maria Dolores C.
Keywords: ethnobotany
research methods
indigenous knowledge
data collection
case studies
show 5 moresampling

show less
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Citation: Tongco MDC. 2007. Purposive sampling as a tool for informant selection. Ethnobotany Research & Applications 5:147-158.
Abstract: Informant selection is highly relevant for ethnobotanical research, as people are constantly looked upon for knowledge and information. The purposive sampling technique is a type of non-probability sampling that is most effective when one needs to study a certain cultural domain with knowledgeable experts within. Purposive sampling may also be used with both qualitative and quantitative research techniques. The inherent bias of the method contributes to its efficiency, and the method stays robust even when tested against random probability sampling. Choosing the purposive sample is fundamental to the quality of data gathered; thus, reliability and competence of the informant must be ensured.
ISSN: 1547-3465
Appears in Collections:2007 - Volume 5 : Ethnobotany Research and Applications

Items in ScholarSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.