Convenience Sampling in Statistics: Definition & Limitations


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What is convenience sampling?

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1. Which of the following is NOT an advantage of convenience sampling?

2. Samantha is using convenience sampling to conduct her research. After collecting the data, she runs into a few issues associated with the limitations of convenience sampling. What are these limitations likely to be?

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You can use this quiz and worksheet to review your understanding of the features and limitations of convenience sampling. Some questions feature examples for you to apply what you know.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz contains questions related to:

  • Sampling methods
  • Benefits of convenience sampling
  • Limitations associated with convenience sampling

Skills Practiced

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  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on convenience sampling in statistics
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding convenience sampling and interpret when this form of sampling should be used
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about why scientists with limited time use convenience sampling

Additional Learning

Find out more about the features and limitations of convenience sampling by studying the lesson associated with this quiz, titled Convenience Sampling in Statistics: Definition & Limitations. You'll study about:

  • The most common kind of sampling
  • Differences between convenience sampling and random sampling
  • What the data found through a convenience sampling actually represents