What is Sampling in Research? - Definition, Methods & Importance


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

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1. Sampling is:

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?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this worksheet and quiz to identify what you know about sampling. In order to pass the quiz, you will need to know what sampling is and also a sampling frame.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to review:

  • Definition of sampling
  • Sampling frames
  • Steps in sampling
  • Various sampling methods

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet can help you practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the definition of sampling frame
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about methods of sampling
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding steps in sampling and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about sampling, review the lesson on What is Sampling in Research? - Definition, Methods & Importance. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand the importance of sampling
  • Define sampling frame
  • Examine the five steps of sampling