In this activity, you will review the Rainey article to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of sampling design.

Read the following article:

Rainey, H. (2011). Sampling designs for analyzing publicness: Alternatives and their strengths and weaknesses (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory, 21(1), pp. 321-345. Retrieved from

Respond to the following:

Determine the challenges the researchers faced while sampling and collecting this data.
Compose a list of lessons learned about sampling and data collection based on this article.
Suggest ways researchers in the public and nonprofit sector could overcome these challenges while maintaining the validity of their findings.
Files: Sampling designs for analyzing publicness Alternatives and their strengths and weaknesses.pdf