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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Sampling In Qualitative Research: A Proposal For Procedures To Detect Theoretical Saturation [amostragem Em Pesquisas Qualitativas: Proposta De Procedimentos Para Constatar Saturação Teórica]
Author: Fontanella B.J.B.
Luchesi B.M.
Saidel M.G.B.
Ricas J.
Turato E.R.
Melo D.G.
Abstract: A qualitative study's methodological transparency is considered a key factor for achieving its reliability and should be guaranteed by the researchers. Closing the sampling process by saturation is a common approach, but it is rarely made explicit in research reports. Qualitative researchers also commonly experience technical difficulties in objectively identifying saturation. This article proposes a method to organize sample closing by saturation, with a sequence of eight procedural steps for treating and analyzing data collected through open or semi-structured interviews or focus groups. The article aims to help researchers objectively explain how and when saturation occurred and to allow their readers to know how this process occurred.
Citation: Cadernos De Saude Publica. , v. 27, n. 2, p. 389 - 394, 2011.
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2011
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