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Below is a sample breakdown of the Sampling in Psychological Research chapter into a 3-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Overview of sampling||Definition of sampling, methods used in research, why a good sample is necessary|
|Tuesday||Population, sample and generalizability||How to choose a sample that represents the general population and why it's important|
|Wednesday||Random assignment||Definition of random assignment, why it's important, methods of random assignment|
1. What is Sampling in Research? - Definition, Methods & Importance
The sample of a study can have a profound impact on the outcome of a study. In this lesson, we'll look at the procedure for drawing a sample and why it is so important to draw a sample that represents the population.
2. The Relationship Between Population, Sample & Generalizability
Researchers try their best to gather a sample that represents their population. But why is this important? In this lesson, we'll look at the relationship between population, sample, and generalizability in research.
3. Random Assignment in Research: Definition and Importance
In order to get the most accurate results, researchers must choose and assign their subjects in a random manner. In this lesson, we'll look at random assignment, random selection, and why they are important.
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