... Studies tend to recruit small samples. Discuss the type of sampling used in qualitative research, and explain the advantages and disadvantages of this kind of sampling.
In general, most qualitative research has an aim of purposive or purposeful sampling; that is, explicitly selecting samples, who it is intended will generate appropriate data. It has been suggested that the overall aim of purposive, as opposed to probability, sampling is to include information-rich cases for in-depth study. To achieve this, a number of different sampling strategies are possible. In qualitative studies, the task of sampling typically takes place iteratively. Usually a qualitative research begins by talking...