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Cajka, James; Amer, Safaa; Ridenhour, Jamie; Allpress, Justine – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
RTI International created a geospatial grid-based sampling methodology that: achieved a probability-based household sample and unbiased estimates; was comparable across countries; used simple frame data available from the in-country census; and was efficient with minimal training to local field staff. The methodology used 1 km[superscript 2]…
Descriptors: Sampling, Developing Nations, Probability, Cross Cultural Studies
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Abascal, Elena; Díaz De Rada, Vidal; García Lautre, Ignacio; Landaluce, M. Isabel – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
In the field of social sciences, certain tasks, such as the identification of typologies and the characterization of groups of individuals according to a set of questions, tend to pose a challenge for researchers. Further complications arise if the chosen rating scale is from 0 to 10, since the responses can be treated either as metric or…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Research Problems, Rating Scales, Factor Analysis
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Bernard, Josef; Danková, Hana; Vašát, Petr – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
Respondent-driven sampling (RDS) is a survey method for hidden populations and, as such, it offers a suitable approach for sampling the homeless. Surprisingly, the practical use of RDS in surveying homeless populations has only sporadically been described in the professional literature so far, and the specifics of using RDS for sampling this group…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Surveys, Homeless People, Foreign Countries