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Table 3 Stakeholder participation by sampling method groupa

From: Comparing two sampling methods to engage hard-to-reach communities in research priority setting

  Snowball sampling stakeholders Purposive plus convenience sampling stakeholders
Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 TOTAL Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 TOTAL
N N (%) N N (%)
Consented to Participate 17 20 18 55 (100) 21 23 18 62 (100)
Orientation 17 19 16 52 (95) 12 12 12 36 (58)
Brainstorming 16 16 10 42 (76) 10 9 10 29 (47)
Rating/Sorting 11 15 10 36 (65) 8 8 12 28 (45)
Participated in all meetings 11 15 10 36 (65)b 8 8 10 26 (42)b
  1. aIn each county, three groups of participants met and each group attended a series of three meetings
  2. bCalculated by dividing the number of participants who attended all three meetings by the number of participants consented to participate