Methodological issues in the recruitment of ethnic minority subjects to research via the Internet: a discussion paper.


Journal Article

In this paper, issues in Internet recruitment of ethnic minorities in the US are explored through an analysis of an Internet survey study. The issues include those related to: (a) the difficulties in ensuring authenticity; (b) a lack of cooperation by gate keepers; (c) the flexibility required in the recruitment process; (d) a very low response rate; and (e) selected groups of ethnic minorities. Based on the discussions on the issues, we propose regular updates of knowledge and skills related to Internet interactions and technologies, usage of multiple recruitment sources, pluralistic recruitment approaches, and a quota sampling method.

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Cited Authors

  • Im, E-O; Chee, W

Published Date

  • November 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 42 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 923 - 929

PubMed ID

  • 16210030

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16210030

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-491X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0020-7489

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2005.01.002


  • eng