Adaptive sampling

Recruiting a diverse community sample of survivors of sexual violence

Donna S. Maitsolf, Tamra J. Courey, Terri R. Chapman, Claire Draucker, Barbara L. Mims

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Abstract

Accessing vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations is a significant challenge for nurse researchers. Adaptive sampling is a procedure that has been used effectively in community-based research to recruit rare or hidden populations. Structured community assessment, as practiced by community health nurses, can be used to enhance adaptive sampling procedures to recruit research participants. This article describes adaptive sampling techniques, discusses how the techniques can be enhanced with a structured nursing community assessment, and describes how adaptive sampling was used successfully by nurse researchers to obtain a diverse and vulnerable community sample for a grounded-theory study of women's and men's responses to sexual violence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-182
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Community Health Nursing
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Sex Offenses
Survivors
Nurses
Research Personnel
Nursing Assessment
Community Health Nurses
Research
Population

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Nursing(all)

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Adaptive sampling : Recruiting a diverse community sample of survivors of sexual violence. / Maitsolf, Donna S.; Courey, Tamra J.; Chapman, Terri R.; Draucker, Claire; Mims, Barbara L.

In: Journal of Community Health Nursing, Vol. 23, No. 3, 09.2006, p. 169-182.

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Maitsolf, Donna S. ; Courey, Tamra J. ; Chapman, Terri R. ; Draucker, Claire ; Mims, Barbara L. / Adaptive sampling : Recruiting a diverse community sample of survivors of sexual violence. In: Journal of Community Health Nursing. 2006 ; Vol. 23, No. 3. pp. 169-182.
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