Sampling rare populations
Mary Dawood Nurse consultant, St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK
Sampling rare populations presents many challenges. In caring for those who experience social exclusion, nurses are well placed to conduct research into these hard-to-reach populations. This article by Mary Dawood discusses some of the sampling methods used
There has long been an acceptance among academics and policy-makers that rare populations are hard to locate (Sudman and Kalton 1986, Kish 1991). Sometimes a sampling frame covering a rare population is available, an example being people with a rare disease. In most cases, however, such frames are unavailable and special sampling techniques are required.
15, 4, 35-41.
Want to read more?
Subscribe for unlimited access
Try 1 month’s access for just £1 and get:
Your subscription package includes:
- Full access to the website and the online archive
- Quaterly digital edition
- RCNi Portfolio and interactive CPD quizzes
- RCNi Learning with 200+ evidence-based modules
- 10 articles a month from any other RCNi journal
Already subscribed? Log in
Alternatively, you can purchase access to this article for the next seven days. Buy now