Random Sample in Psychology: Example & Definition


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What is a random sample?

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1. What is a population?

2. What is a sample?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of random samples and how to obtain them. You will be quizzed on random samples and population.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Definitions of random sample, population, and sample
  • Characteristics a sample must have to be random
  • Example of random sample

Skills Practiced

Test the following skills by taking the quiz:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related random sample lesson
  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding populations and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about samples in psychology

Additional Learning

To learn more about random samples and the advantages and disadvantages of this method to obtain research data, review the accompanying lesson called Random Sample in Psychology: Example & Definition. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define random sample, sample, and population
  • Explain the lottery method
  • Differentiate between advantages and disadvantages of random sampling