How Many Interviews Are Enough?

@article{Guest2006HowMI,
  title={How Many Interviews Are Enough?},
  author={G. Guest and A. Bunce and Laura Johnson},
  journal={Field Methods},
  year={2006},
  volume={18},
  pages={59 - 82}
}
  • G. Guest, A. Bunce, Laura Johnson
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology
  • Field Methods
  • Guidelines for determining nonprobabilistic sample sizes are virtually nonexistent. [...] Key Result Based on the data set, they found that saturation occurred within the first twelve interviews, although basic elements for metathemes were present as early as six...Expand Abstract
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