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Overcoming the challenge of reaching an itinerant research population using a multimethod research design

Author: Elsa Underhill; Malcolm Rimmer
Publisher: London : SAGE Publications Ltd, 2019.
Series: SAGE Research Methods., Cases.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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This case study demonstrates how understanding the characteristics of a research population can assist in overcoming practical obstacles to accessing that population for research. It also demonstrates the importance of adopting a flexible approach to research methods design when projects involve studying hard-to-access populations. Our project involved studying the employment conditions of itinerant workers in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elsa Underhill; Malcolm Rimmer
ISBN: 9781526494603 1526494604
OCLC Number: 1096512645
Description: 1 online resource.
Series Title: SAGE Research Methods., Cases.
Responsibility: Elsa Underhill, Malcolm Rimmer.

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This case study demonstrates how understanding the characteristics of a research population can assist in overcoming practical obstacles to accessing that population for research. It also demonstrates the importance of adopting a flexible approach to research methods design when projects involve studying hard-to-access populations. Our project involved studying the employment conditions of itinerant workers in Australia, particularly international backpackers. Because this population had not been the subject of qualitative research in the past, we needed to invest considerable time learning about their living circumstances and job search processes. This investment allowed us to conduct focus groups with them, as well as an online survey. When we conducted a similar research project 3 years later, we were able to draw upon our earlier experience to shorten and improve the research methodology. We also needed to adjust our research methodology to accommodate changes in online communication methods which had occurred since the first project. Exploratory research, such as the first of our projects reported here, can require a creative approach to developing an understanding of the study population prior to conducting the empirical research to maximize reach into that population.

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