Techniques for Field Studies


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What is the basic premise of sampling?

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1. If I am conducting a field study and collect data by stringing a line across a site, then walking the line and recording information in terms of frequency of appearance and distance from the line, what method of sampling am I using?

2. Which of these is true of random sampling?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are a great deal of techniques involved in conducting field studies, and this quiz verifies your familiarity with these techniques. Questions focus mainly on definitions and your ability to identify different techniques.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

By practicing with these assessment tools, you can gauge how well you know the following:

  • Sampling definition
  • Random sampling
  • Data collection guidelines
  • Environmental measurement goals

Skills Practiced

When you use this quiz and worksheet, you can simultaneously practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about guidelines for gathering data in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding sampling methods and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the purpose of taking environmental measurements

Additional Learning

You can find the answers to these quiz questions and more by opening the connected Techniques for Field Studies lesson. Additional topics covered in this lesson are as follows:

  • Site selection significance
  • Definition of stratified data sampling
  • Considerations for actual data collection