Time Sampling: Definition & Examples


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What is time sampling?

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1. Larry is observing students for ninety minutes at a time, which he has broken into nine separate ten-minute intervals. Larry watches the students to see if they are on-task for the entire interval. This is an example of which time sampling method?

2. Mae is observing college students in a seminar course. She records whether or not students participate in the seminar discussion at any point during a twenty minute interval. This is an example of what time sampling method?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Via example problems on this quiz & worksheet, you will be assessed chiefly on what time sampling is, its groupings, and the way these groupings are used to collect data.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To be precise, you will be tested on:

  • The definition of time sampling
  • Different examples of time sampling
  • Properties of different types of time sampling

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding data collection
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the different classifications of time sampling
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding time sampling and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To strengthen your grasp of time sampling, have a look at our related lesson named Time Sampling: Definition & Examples. This tutorial will be of great help on topics such as:

  • Different interval recording
  • Applications of time sampling
  • When to use different types of time sampling
  • The process of each time sampling method