Sampling and Generalization Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following will not help a researcher ensure that their research is representative?

Question 2 2. Which of the following sampling methods is when participants are chosen randomly by some method?

Question 3 3. Which of the following explains the difference between probability and non-probability sampling?

Question 4 4. Bradley chooses his sample by using a random number generator. Which of the following describes Bradley's method?

Question 5 5. Which of the following best describes statistical error?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following sampling methods involves ordering the population of interest and choosing subjects at regular intervals?

Question 7 7. Which of the following would be the BEST population to find a simple random sample?

Question 8 8. Which of the following statements is not true?

Question 9 9. Which of the following sampling methods involves choosing a sample based on the judgment of the researcher?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is not one of the five steps of sampling?

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Question 11 11. 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 12 12. When someone refers to the population of a study, they are referring to:

Question 13 13. 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 14 14. Which of the following is not one of the factors that can influence sample representativeness?

Question 15 15. Purposive sampling works best when _________________.

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Question 16 16. Which of the following type of error will always happen no matter how you design your study?

Question 17 17. The sample of a study consists of:

Question 18 18. 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 19 19. Which of the following sampling methods involves gathering data from a large sample and then gathering additional data from a smaller sub-sample?

Question 20 20. Which of these is a practical consideration that puts constraints on sample size?

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Question 21 21. FILL IN THE BLANKS: _____ is the group of people that a researcher is interested in, while a _____ is the group of subjects in a study.

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. 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 24 24. 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?

Question 25 25. Mattie is worried that the difference between the results of her study and what is actually true for the population may be too large. Which of the following would best define what is Mattie worried about?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following sampling methods involves randomly choosing clusters and then randomly choosing subjects from each cluster?

Question 27 27. 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?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is not a type of probability sampling?

Question 29 29. Which of the following accurately describes the sampling frame in a research study?

Question 30 30. 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?

Sampling and Generalization Chapter Exam Instructions

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