Sampling Method(s)


I am undertaking a research project but focusing basically now on my congregation with approximately 300 members. The church has several auxiliaries or ministries. I am interested in studying members of the church needs assessment for community dwellers empowerment and development.

Now, with this in hand, I am contemplating on which sampling method to use. However, I've alternatively decided to use Stratified Sampling as I will divide the population in Strata since there are already auxiliaries in the church. Another alternative approach I'm deciding on using is Convenience Sample.

I would welcome any suggestions on the best method(s) for this research.

Best regards,