Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Paper: Judgement Sampling; a healthcare perspective

A new paper from the healthcare statistical gurus Perla & Provost needs to be read by all leaders and improvement project leaders.

The premise is that we can't apply regular statistical approaches that rely on specific sampling techniques - if we're not using those sampling techniques. And in healthcare projects we seldom use scientific sampling methods, instead using a non-probability, judgement sampling method. In their paper they describe the method and  explain the impact for healthcare settings.

The paper is in a subscription only journal. (Bah-humbug...) So if you're not able to access this journal, you can learn more about judgement sampling at these places:

The Perla & Provost paper can be found here:
Qual Manag Health Care. 2012 Jul;21(3):169-75.
Judgment sampling: a health care improvement perspective.

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