20/5/2021

Nuevo Artículo del profesor Tomás Dosek

Nuevo Artículo del profesor Tomás Dosek

El Dr. Tomás Dosek, docente e investigador de la Sección Ciencia Política, Área Relaciones Internacionales. Ha publicado recientemente el artículo “Snowball Sampling and Facebook: How Social Media Can Help Access Hard-to-Reach Populations” en la revista PS: Political Science & Politics de Cambridge University Press de Reino Unido. Abstract: The snowball sampling method (SSM) is one of the most widely used methods to collect information about hard-to-reach populations and in low-information contexts. This article argues that SSM can be enhanced by the use of Facebook in at least three ways. This social-networking site helps to address some of the inherent limitations of SSM by learning about local contexts and identifying principal political actors, by gathering background information about and establishing contact with them, and by triangulating information they provide and reaching out to additional key informants. Thus, this article shows how Facebook can provide leverage in overcoming the problem of biased samples and offers concrete empirical illustrations from research on local politics in Latin American countries. Para más información sobre el artículo y adquirirlo en formato online, pueden revisar este enlace.

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