Probability Sampling Methods: Definition & Types


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Amanda is putting a sample together for a study. Her colleague, Dean, suggests she uses probability sampling. What type of sample is Dean suggesting Amanda use?

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1. Amanda is trying to put a sample together for her study. Her colleague, Dean, suggests that Amanda use probability sampling to create a sample. Amanda agrees and decides to use a simple random sample. Which of the following methods could Amanda use to ensure that she is creating a simple random sample?

2. Which of the following would be the BEST population to find a simple random sample?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Simple random, systematic, and stratified probability sampling methods influence the outcomes of studies in myriad ways, and this quiz and worksheet combination will help you test your knowledge of these sampling methods. The practice questions on the quiz will test you on the characteristics of each sampling method discussed in the related lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Simple random sampling methods
  • Systematic sampling methods
  • Stratified sampling methods

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 simple random, systematic, and stratified probability sampling methods from the related lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concepts of probability and sampling
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main ideas, such as random, systematic, and stratified sampling methods
  • Distinguishing differences - distinguish between simple random, systematic, and stratified sampling methods

Additional Learning

To learn more about sampling, review the accompanying lesson called Probability Sampling Methods: Definition & Types. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define sample, sampling, and probability sampling
  • Discuss how sampling affects the outcome of a study
  • Examine aspects of simple random probability sampling
  • Explore details related to systematic probability sampling
  • Absorb information about stratified probability sampling