Sampling and Generalization: Homework Help Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is NOT a step in the sampling process?

Question 2 2. Winifred is performing a study of hospitals in Pennsylvania that perform a rare nerve surgery of the foot. In order to obtain her sample, she has placed the names of the hospitals that perform the surgery on strips of paper and placed them in a box. She then has her assistant pull out ten of the strips of paper from the box. This type of sampling method is known as which of the following?

Question 3 3. Mario is worried that the results of his study may not be valid because he suspects that there is a problem with the sample that he chose. Which of the following types of error is Mario worried about?

Question 4 4. Susan wants to study the effect of being the daughter of the President of the United States on social life. Which of the following methods of sampling will Susan most likely use?

Question 5 5. Matthew is worried that the results of his study may not be valid because the majority of his sample did not return their surveys. Which type of error is Matthew worried about?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following factors keeps researchers from having a large sample size?

Question 7 7. Mark is trying to create a sample for his study. He decides to use non-probability sampling. Which of the following best describes how Mark will choose the subjects for his study?

Question 8 8. The sample of a study consists of:

Question 9 9. Which of the following will not help a researcher ensure that their research is representative?

Question 10 10. Which of these is a practical consideration that puts constraints on sample size?

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Question 11 11. Amanda is putting a sample together for a study. Her colleague, Dean, suggests she uses probability sampling. What type of sample is Dean suggesting Amanda use?

Question 12 12. Bradley chooses his sample by using a random number generator. Which of the following describes Bradley's method?

Question 13 13. Amanda is trying to put a sample together for her study. Her colleague, Mary, suggests that Amanda use systematic sampling. Which of the following methods could Amanda use to ensure that she is creating a systematic random sample?

Question 14 14. The _____ is the group of individuals from which a researcher selects their sample.

Question 15 15. When someone refers to the population of a study, they are referring to:

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Question 16 16. In general, which type of sample has more error?

Question 17 17. Which of the following accurately describes the sampling frame in a research study?

Question 18 18. Michael is trying to gather data for his study. He goes to a fast food restaurant during the lunch hour and asks people who walk into the restaurant if they would be willing to fill out a questionnaire. Which of the following methods of sampling is Michael using?

Question 19 19. Bruce randomly selects 18 bakers to whom he will give his survey. From those 18 bakers, Bruce randomly selects 5 to whom he plans to administer a more in-depth interview. Which of the following best describes the sampling method Bruce is using?

Question 20 20. You want to study the effect of cookie consumption on weight. What would be the best sample for this study?

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Question 21 21. Sarah randomly chooses five different branches of a bank to audit. Which of the following best describes the type of sampling Sarah is using?

Question 22 22. As Tara conducts her research, she becomes concerned that her sample might not really represent the population under study in the research. Why is this a MAJOR concern?

Question 23 23. Matthew is gathering data for his study. Matthew tells his research assistants to be sure to interview twenty 6th graders, twenty 7th graders, and twenty-five 8th graders. Which of the following methods of sampling is Matthew most likely using?

Question 24 24. Sampling is:

Question 25 25. Which of the following best describes statistical error?

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Question 26 26. Bob wants to study middle-school students' favorite television shows. He thinks using a stratified random sample would be the best option for his study. Which of the following methods would ensure Bob takes a stratified random sample?

Question 27 27. Why is sampling so important to research?

Question 28 28. Which of the following type of error will always happen no matter how you design your study?

Question 29 29. Purposive sampling works best when _________________.

Question 30 30. Amanda is trying to put a sample together for her study. Her colleague, Dean, suggests that Amanda use probability sampling to create a sample. Amanda agrees and decides to use a simple random sample. Which of the following methods could Amanda use to ensure that she is creating a simple random sample?

Sampling and Generalization: Homework Help Chapter Exam Instructions

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