Journal article

Addressing Underrepresentation in Sex Work Research: Reflections on Designing a Purposeful Sampling Strategy

Vicky Bungay, John Oliffe, Chris Atchison

QUALITATIVE HEALTH RESEARCH | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2016

Abstract

Men, transgender people, and those working in off-street locales have historically been underrepresented in sex work health research. Failure to include all sections of sex worker populations precludes comprehensive understandings about a range of population health issues, including potential variations in the manifestation of such issues within and between population subgroups, which in turn can impede the development of effective services and interventions. In this article, we describe our attempts to define, determine, and recruit a purposeful sample for a qualitative study examining the interrelationships between sex workers' health and the working conditions in the Vancouver off-street ..

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