Essay on Risk Of Vitamin D Deficiency
Was the recruitment strategy appropriate to the aims of the research?
A non-probability purposive sampling technique was undertaken for this study by an accredited recruitment agency (Stable Research), indicating that the composition of informants were based on the researchers’ knowledge of the population and how well they can contribute to a research question. In purposive sampling technique, also called judgment sampling, the researcher decides what needs to be known and sets out to find individuals who are willing to provide the information by virtue of knowledge or experience (Kandola et al. 2014). Thus, the groups of interest for the authors as stated in the sampling criteria were those individuals who were susceptible of not having sufficient amount of sun exposure (teachers, office workers and elderly people) and therefore are considered at higher risk of vitamin D deficiency. Such sampling method is believed to be significant, especially for qualitative research, as the selected individuals were well positioned to provide adequate information needed by the researcher. This was therefore achieved though inclusion criteria which in return assisted the researcher to identify those individuals who could potentially provide insight about the research topic. Thus, the study included 52 English-speaking adults aged…