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Waters, Jaime – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2015
Snowball sampling is generally seen as a highly effective sampling technique that allows for the study of difficult to reach or 'hidden' populations. It is also seen as a valuable tool for the study of particularly sensitive or private matters. As a result, it was chosen as the sampling method for a research study into illegal drug users over the…
Descriptors: Drug Use, Sampling, Adults, Older Adults
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Wong, Rebecca W.Y. – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2015
Whilst there is no doubt that fieldwork research involving active criminals contains risks and dangers, this is not always the case. Drawing on interviews conducted with illegal tiger skin suppliers and traders in Lhasa (Tibet), this article challenges orthodox understandings of criminological fieldwork. My experience in Lhasa speaks to three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Risk, Interviews, Animals