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SUBJECTS AND SAMPLING 101

  • D.

    Selection should be appropriate to the problem.

  • E.

    Sample size should be adequate.

  • F.

    Qualitative research should use the most knowledgeable and in-

formative subjects.

STUDY QUESTIONS

why

  • 1.

    What is a sample and a population?

  • 2.

    is it important to define the population

possible?

as

specifically

as

3. What is the sampling?

difference

between probability and nonprobability

  • 4.

    should a researcher use stratified random sampling?

  • 5.

    How is cluster sampling different from stratified sampling?

  • 6.

    Why should readers of research be cautious of studies that use a

convenience sample?

When

7.

What are

some strengths and weaknesses of various types of

sampling?

8. How can volunteer subjects cause bias in a study?

9. Why is sample size an important consideration in research that

fails to

find

a “significant” difference or relationship?

  • 10.

    In what ways can sampling be biased?

  • 11.

    Give an example of a study that used both stratified and system- atic sampling.

  • 12.

    is the difference between a convenience and a purposive sample?

What

\

13.

What

criteria should be used in judging the adequacy of a subjects section in a report or sampling procedure?

SAMPLE TEST QUESTIONS Answers are provided in Appendix A.

  • 1.

    The sampling frame is most similar to the

    • a.

      population.

    • b.

      sample.

    • c.

      participants.

    • d.

      elements.

  • 2.

    We use the results obtained from a sample to

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