Sampling Methods

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Knowledge of sampling methods is essential to design quality research. Critical questions are provided to help researchers choose a sampling method. This article reviews probability and non-probability sampling methods, lists and defines specific sampling techniques, and provides pros and cons for consideration. In addition, issues related to sampling methods are described to highlight potential problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)224-226
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Human Lactation
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1 2020


  • breastfeeding
  • non-probability sampling
  • probability sampling
  • sampling
  • sampling methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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