Note: These categories are provided only for additional information for EPSY 341 students.

PURPOSIVE SAMPLING - Subjects are selected because of some characteristic. Patton (1990) has proposed the following cases of purposive sampling. Purposive sampling is popular in qualitative research.

    Patton, M. Q. (1990). Qualitative evaluation and research methods (2nd ed.). Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.

Del Siegle, Ph.D.