Handbook of Research Methods in Corporate Social Responsibility
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Handbook of Research Methods in Corporate Social Responsibility

Edited by David Crowther and Linne Lauesen

Corporate social responsibility now touches upon most aspects of the interaction between business and society. The approaches taken to research in this area are as varied as the topics that are researched; yet this is the first book to address the whole range of methods available. The book identifies the methods available, evaluates their use and discusses the circumstances in which they might be appropriate. It also includes forward-thinking guidance from experienced academics on the future directions of research in the area.
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Chapter 9: Sampling and sampling procedures in corporate social responsibility research

Habib Zaman Khan and Md. Rashidozzaman Khan


A thorough knowledge in terms of understanding sampling and sampling techniques has been of paramount importance for CSR researchers before they aim to conduct field research using quantitative study. The current chapter discusses sampling and sampling techniques that are essential for designing a quantitative research method. After studying the chapter, readers are expected to understand the necessity of sampling, different types of sampling techniques, merits and demerits of different sampling methods such as probability and non-probability sampling, situations where one sampling method is preferable than another in the case of a CSR research project, the recent trends of sampling techniques and how to select a suitable sampling design in the CSR research.

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