Research Approaches and Sampling Methods Paradox: The Beginning of Marginal Thinking in Research Methodology
Keywords:research approach; probability sampling method; non-probability sampling methods
This paper argues that the current sampling methods selection amongst researchers is based on normative or opinionated reasoning that lacks particularity and focus. Researchers fail to give justifications for the choosing of the sampling method during research process. This paper asserts that it is, not the research approach that determines the sampling method, but the nature of the population of the study.
Cohen, L.; Manion, L. & Morrison, K. (2018). Research Methods in Education 8th Edition. London: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group.
Dawson (2002). Practical Research Methods. How to Books Ltd.
Greener, S. (2008). Business Research Methods. Greener and Ventus Publishing Aps.
Guest, G.; Bunce, A. & Johnson, L. (2006). How many interviews are enough? An experiment with Data Saturation. Field Methods, 18 (1), pp. 58-82.
Kothari, C. R (2004). Research Methodology, Methods and Techniques 2nd Edition. New Age International (P) Ltd Publishers.
Dzvimbo, A. M.; Ncube, C. & Monga, M. (2019). Scratching the Surface: Exploring Women’s Roles in Artisanal and Small Scale Mining in Zimbabwe: Budapest International Research and Critics Institute BIRCI-Journal Humanities, Vol 3: (2).
Saunders, M.; Lewis, P. & Thornhill, A. (2009). Research Methods for business students 5th Edition. Prentice Hall, Financial Times.
The author fully assumes the content originality and the holograph signature makes him responsible in case of trial.