Sampling techniques

Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of at least 2 different sampling methods. Describe how researchers go about selecting a sampling strategy. What role does the research question play in choosing the sample? What does it mean to have a representative sample and why is this vital to the outcome of the study? You may wish to incorporate some of the scholarly sources you have been reviewing for your research project within your discussion.




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When conducting research, it is almost impossible to study the whole populations because of the various logistics involved. As a result of this, samples are usually used to study the characteristics of the general population. Types of sampling methods include;

Random sampling

In this type of sampling, each member of the population has an equal chance of being selected in the study. At the same time, each item is selected independently from others.

Advantages of random sampling

            This sampling method has several advantages such as; giving each element in the …

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