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Mastering Probability Sampling

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What is the goal when choosing a probability sample design?

• To minimize sampling error for important survey variables (correct)
• To minimize the reliability of estimates
• To maximize sampling error for important survey variables
• To maximize the time and cost of conducting the survey
• Which of the following best describes probability sampling?

• The selection of a sample from a population based on predetermined criteria
• The selection of a sample from a population based on randomization (correct)
• The selection of a sample from a population based on convenience
• The selection of a sample from a population based on personal judgment
• What are some operational constraints that can impact the choice of a probability sample design?

• The complexity of the sampling method
• The sampling error of the estimates
• The availability of resources
• Characteristics of the survey population (correct)
• What is one advantage of probability sampling over non-probability sampling?

<p>It allows for the calculation of selection probabilities for each unit</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why is probability sampling more complex and time-consuming than non-probability sampling?

<p>Because it requires the calculation of selection probabilities</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is probability sampling?

<p>A sampling method that involves randomly selecting a sample from the population.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is another term for probability sampling?

<p>Random sampling</p> Signup and view all the answers

How is simple random sampling conducted?

<p>By randomly selecting a sample from the population.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the most common way to select a random sample?

<p>Using a random number generator.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the key requirement for a sampling method to be considered random?

<p>Each research unit having an equal chance of being selected.</p> Signup and view all the answers

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