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Non-Probability Sampling Methods: Definition & Types

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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?

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1. Michael is trying to gather data for his study. He goes to a fast food restaurant during the lunch hour and asks people who walk into the restaurant if they would be willing to fill out a questionnaire. Which of the following methods of sampling is Michael using?

2. Matthew is gathering data for his study. Matthew tells his research assistants to be sure to interview twenty 6th graders, twenty 7th graders, and twenty-five 8th graders. Which of the following methods of sampling is Matthew most likely using?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will showcase your understanding of non-probability sampling methods. Topics that you will need to know in order to pass the quiz include various sampling methods.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to assess your knowledge of the following sampling types:

  • Purposive
  • Judgmental
  • Convenience
  • Quota

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about non-probability sampling 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 identify how subjects are chosen for a study with non-probability sampling

Additional Learning

For more on this topic, check out the related lesson titled Probability Sampling Methods: Definition & Types, which covers these objectives:

  • Identify how non-probability sampling subjects are chosen
  • Define the convenience sampling method
  • Understand the quota sampling method
  • Contrast and compare the judgmental sampling method and the purposive sampling method
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