The power of small samples in qualitative research: a seminar for students planning their dissertations in the School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds

Q- How big, or small should a sample be in qualitative research?

A-    It is not the number of cases that matters, it is what we do with them that counts. Sample size is frequently used to determine the quality of qualitative (and quantitative) research design, as Emma Uprichard (2013: 7) observes. But this criteria should be rendered meaningless ‘without further explanation as to what, how and why [it] may matter in the first place.’

And here is the presentation power-of-small-samples

Advertisements
This entry was posted in sample size, sampling unit. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s