The purpose of this discussion is to help you recognize sampling strategies and their effect on the validity of the results of the study.
Compare the sampling strategies for quantitative studies with qualitative studies. What negative effects could occur if you used a quantitative sampling method for a qualitative study and vice versa?
What methods are used to come up with a probability sample? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each method?
What is selection bias? How can it be controlled? How does selection bias affect the potential use of evidence yielded by research that has a sample with selection bias?
1 reference from textbook: Houser, J. (2018). Nursing research: Reading, using, and creating evidence (4th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.