Convenience Sample: Example & Definition


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A good sample, convenience or otherwise, attempts to be ________ of the population.

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1. A convenience sample is BEST described as:

2. A limitation of a convenience sample is that:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Convenience samples are useful in place of collecting exhaustive data that may cost more time and money. This quiz/worksheet will help you assess your understanding of how convenience samples are used as well as the capacity in which they work.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the functions, limitations and characteristics of:

  • Convenience samples
  • Population samples

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of convenience samples both generally and within a specific example
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately describe convenience samples
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the pros and cons of convenience samples

Additional Learning

To learn more about the function of convenience samples, review the accompanying lesson on convenience samples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain 'more is better'
  • Define representative
  • Understand and define the concept of convenience sampling