SOWK 6347 Our Lady of the Lake University Sampling with Hard to Reach Populations Paper.
The purpose of this assignment is to critically think about strategies for including hard to reach populations into research.
For your initial post, respond to each of the following:
· Define what is meant by hard to reach populations;
· Briefly describe the difference between probability and non-probability sampling methods;
· Name 3 (three) specific populations that could be considered hard to reach;
· For one of these populations, if you were conducting a study on the population, identify the type of non-probability sampling method and one strategy you would use to recruit individuals from the population for your study. Be sure to include brief rationales for each of your choices.
Initial Post Prompt:
Your original, substantive post should be 300-350 words.
You must also post a 100-200 word response to at least one peer. In these posts, respond as if you were dialoguing in response to their initial post. Your response should add a new perspective, share new information or pose a critical thinking question. Your response should not be a simple “I agree with you” or “I found that interesting”.
Prior to submitting your posts, check them for appropriate grammar, spelling, and formatting. Your discussion posts must include at least 2 professional references to receive full credit. Professional references can include the textbook(s), assigned readings and resources, as well as appropriate government, organizational, or professional publications, reports and websites.