Sampling methods are an important part of the research design, especially considering that the study sample should be representative of the population so that the results are applicable.
- What are the differences between probability and non-probability sampling methods?
- Describe a research study that you would like to conduct. Include whether you would use a quantitative research design or a qualitative research design. Which sampling method would you use to select your sample?
- Why would that be the most appropriate method to use?
- What are the risks of sampling error?
- Be sure to include at least one scholarly reference, such as the textbook to support your answers.
- Chapter 7 of the textbook covers sampling. Here are a few other reputable sources about sampling methods:
- Research Methods Knowledge Base: Sampling https://conjointly.com/kb/sampling-in-research/
- Elfil, M., & Negida, A. (2017). Sampling Methods in Clinical Research; an Educational Review. Emergency, 5(1), e52, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5325924/
- Shorten, A., & Moorley, C. (2014). Selecting the Sample. Evidence-Based Nursing, 17(2), 10.1136/eb-2014-101747 https://ebn.bmj.com/content/ebnurs/17/2/32.full.pdf