Sampling Frame: Definition & Examples


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All of the units or cases that a researcher is interested in studying make up his or her study's:

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1. It can be undesirable or unfeasible to study every unit in a population. For this reason, researchers frequently select a representative subset of the population from which to collect data. This subset is referred to as a:

2. Which of the following is used to define the population of interest in a research study?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find information about sampling frames and how they are used in this worksheet and quiz. Most questions on this quiz deal with researchers and studies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can use this quiz as a tool to determine how much you know about:

  • How the population of interest is defined
  • Units or cases that interest a researcher
  • When researchers should generalize their findings

Skills Practiced

Some of the important skills you will practice throughout this quiz include:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on sampling frames
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding representative subsets of a population
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read an example dealing with this subject and identify the sampling frame it uses

Additional Learning

If you'd like to learn more about this subject, you should study the lesson that accompanies this worksheet and quiz,which is entitled Sampling Frame: Definition & Examples. This lesson contains information regarding:

  • Why being specific when dealing with research is important
  • Limitations researchers face
  • How a sample frame might work