The Relationship Between Population, Sample & Generalizability


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The sample of a study consists of:

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1. Which of the following accurately describes the sampling frame in a research study?

2. When someone refers to the population of a study, they are referring to:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

An understanding of the relationship between populations, samples, and generalizability is vital to good research, and this quiz/worksheet combination will help you test your knowledge on how these concepts are related and how they affect one another. The practice questions on the quiz will test you on the meaning of a sample and the sampling frame, the population of a study, and the factors that affect generalizability, including sampling procedure, sampling size, and participation rate.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Samples of a study
  • Sampling frames
  • The population of a study
  • Importance of of population representation in a sample

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information on populations, sampling, and generalizability from the related lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as sample, population, and sampling frame
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding populations, sampling, and generalizability

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson on The Relationship Between Population, Sample & Generalizability. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define sample, sampling, population and the sampling frame of a study
  • Discuss and understand representativeness as the goal of sampling
  • Describe the three factors that influence representativeness
  • Know what generalizability is