From Shared Databases to Communities of Practice: A Taxonomy of Collaboratories
Buzz Marketing for Technology
JULY 24, 2008
Dataset and Sampling Methods. Dataset and Sampling Methods. The breadth of this definition of a collaboratory complicated the choice of a sampling technique. There did not seem to be any way to create a truly representative sample, because the true boundaries of the population to be sampled were unknown. Doing so required a type of nonrandom sampling, namely purposive sampling. Patton (1990) provides a taxonomy of purposive sampling techniques.