Presented by Eileen Harwood, PhD, MEd
Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health
The call for innovative research and collaborative team science approaches is an opportunity to plan and design creative research methods. In this interactive workshop, Dr. Harwood will first describe (the Methodology 101 part of the workshop) a type of non-probability or convenience sampling method called snowball sampling. From there (the Methodology 201 part), Dr. Harwood will introduce an organizing methodological framework for a group dialog about the role of innovation in planning, designing, and implementing research methods. This will serve as a backdrop for an exercise in critically thinking about when and how you might introduce snowball or similar deviant (from gold standard) sampling methods into your study designs. We will end the hour by listing ideas and tools you discovered for your research toolbox.