Sampling in Developmental Science: Situations, Shortcomings, Solutions, and Standards.

@article{Bornstein2013SamplingID,
  title={Sampling in Developmental Science: Situations, Shortcomings, Solutions, and Standards.},
  author={Marc H. Bornstein and Justin Jager and Diane L Putnick},
  journal={Developmental review : DR},
  year={2013},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={357-370}
}
Sampling is a key feature of every study in developmental science. Although sampling has far-reaching implications, too little attention is paid to sampling. Here, we describe, discuss, and evaluate four prominent sampling strategies in developmental science: population-based probability sampling, convenience sampling, quota sampling, and homogeneous sampling. We then judge these sampling strategies by five criteria: whether they yield representative and generalizable estimates of a study's… CONTINUE READING
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