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dc.contributor.author Tongco, Maria Dolores C. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-30T01:54:18Z en_US
dc.date.available 2007-06-30T01:54:18Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Tongco MDC. 2007. Purposive sampling as a tool for informant selection. Ethnobotany Research & Applications 5:147-158. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1547-3465 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/227 en_US
dc.description.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. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii at Manoa en_US
dc.subject ethnobotany en_US
dc.subject research methods en_US
dc.subject indigenous knowledge en_US
dc.subject data collection en_US
dc.subject case studies en_US
dc.subject sampling en_US
dc.subject experts en_US
dc.subject reliability en_US
dc.subject validity en_US
dc.subject repeatability en_US
dc.title Purposive Sampling as a Tool for Informant Selection en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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