Essay on A Survey On Healthcare Agencies
Figure 1. Geographical coverage of care agencies
The public officials are recruited from four sub-districts (jiedao) in Shanghai (two sub-districts in Puding District, one in Yangpu District, and one in Huangpu District). These local regulators are public officials who have direct working connections with care agencies and service users in the community (juwei) and sub-district (jiedao) governments or Civil Affairs Bureau (sub-district level) in Shanghai. During the fieldwork, I found these public officials at sub-district level also act as purchasers in the care market.
Sampling methods of this research includes purposive sampling through 3 personal contacts and snowballing sampling through recruited interviewees. Both purposive sampling and snowballing sampling are non-probability samplings popular in qualitative research. As Tichapondwa (2013) argued, the purposive/judgmental…