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STEPS TO REVIEW RELATED LITERATURE

58

Step One: Locate Existing Reviews and Other

Information in Secondary Sources

58

Step

Two:

Identify

Key

Terms

65

Step Three: Identify the Appropriate Journal

Indexes and Abstracts 67 Step Four: Search Indexes for Primary

Sources Step Five:

68 Summarize

and

Analyze

Primary

Source Information 74 Step Six: Organize the Review

76

CONSUMER TIPS: CRITERIA FOR EVALUATING

THE REVIEW OF LITERATURE

77

80

OUTLINE SUMMARY STUDY QUESTIONS 81 SAMPLE TEST QUESTIONS 82

4. Subjects and Sampling 84

INTRODUCTION TO SAMPLING 85

What Is a Subject? Population? 85

85

What Is a

What Is a Sample?

86

TYPES OF SAMPLING PROCEDURES

86

Probability Sampling 86 Sampling 91

Nonprobability

HOW SUBJECTS AND SAMPLING AFFECT RESEARCH 94

Knowledge

of

Sampling

Procedures

94

Volunteer Samples 94 Subject Motivation 97

Sample Size 96 Sampling Bias 98

CONSUMER TIPS: CRITERIA FOR EVALUATING SUBJECTS SECTIONS OF REPORTS AND SAMPLING PROCEDURES 98

OUTLINE SUMMARY 100 STUDY QUESTIONS 101 SAMPLE TEST QUESTIONS 101

CONTENTS

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