# SAMPLING TECHNIQUES PDF

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Survey Methods. &. Sampling Techniques. Geert Molenberghs. Interuniversity Institute for Biostatistics and statistical Bioinformatics (I-BioStat). Katholieke. Sampling Techniques. Introduction to Sampling. Distinguishing Between a Sample and a Population. Simple Random Sampling. Step 1. Defining the Population. Sample size and sampling methods. Ketkesone Phrasisombath. MD, MPH, PhD ( candidate). Faculty of Postgraduate Studies and Research.

## Introduction

As long as the list does not contain any hidden order, this sampling method is as good as the random sampling method. Its only advantage over the random sampling technique is simplicity. Systematic sampling is frequently used to select a specified number of records from a computer file. Stratified sampling is commonly used probability method that is superior to random sampling because it reduces sampling error. A stratum is a subset of the population that share at least one common characteristic.

Examples of stratums might be males and females, or managers and non-managers.

## Sampling methods in Clinical Research; an Educational Review

The researcher first identifies the relevant stratums and their actual representation in the population. Random sampling is then used to select a sufficient number of subjects from each stratum.

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Stratified sampling is often used when one or more of the stratums in the population have a low incidence relative to the other stratums. Convenience sampling is used in exploratory research where the researcher is interested in getting an inexpensive approximation of the truth.

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As the name implies, the sample is selected because they are convenient. This nonprobability method is often used during preliminary research efforts to get a gross estimate of the results, without incurring the cost or time required to select a random sample.

Judgment sampling is a common nonprobability method. The researcher selects the sample based on judgment. This is usually and extension of convenience sampling. For example, a researcher may decide to draw the entire sample from one "representative" city, even though the population includes all cities. When using this method, the researcher must be confident that the chosen sample is truly representative of the entire population.

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Quota sampling is the nonprobability equivalent of stratified sampling. Like stratified sampling, the researcher first identifies the stratums and their proportions as they are represented in the population. Then convenience or judgment sampling is used to select the required number of subjects from each stratum.

This differs from stratified sampling, where the stratums are filled by random sampling. Snowball sampling is a special nonprobability method used when the desired sample characteristic is rare. It may be extremely difficult or cost prohibitive to locate respondents in these situations.

## Survey Sampling Methods

Snowball sampling relies on referrals from initial subjects to generate additional subjects. If a researcher studied developmental milestones of preschool children and target licensed preschools to collect the data, the sampling frame would be all preschool aged children in those preschools.

Students in those preschools could then be selected at random through a systematic method to participate in the study.

This does, however, lead to a discussion of biases in research. For example, low-income children may be less likely to be enrolled in preschool and therefore, may be excluded from the study. Extra care has to be taken to control biases when determining sampling techniques.

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There are two main types of sampling: probability and non-probability sampling. The difference between the two types is whether or not the sampling selection involves randomization.

Randomization occurs when all members of the sampling frame have an equal opportunity of being selected for the study.

Following is a discussion of probability and non-probability sampling and the different types of each. Probability Sampling — Uses randomization and takes steps to ensure all members of a population have a chance of being selected.

There are several variations on this type of sampling and following is a list of ways probability sampling may occur: Random sampling — every member has an equal chance Stratified sampling — population divided into subgroups strata and members are randomly selected from each group Systematic sampling — uses a specific system to select members such as every 10th person on an alphabetized list Cluster random sampling — divides the population into clusters, clusters are randomly selected and all members of the cluster selected are sampled Multi-stage random sampling — a combination of one or more of the above methods Non-probability Sampling — Does not rely on the use of randomization techniques to select members.

This is typically done in studies where randomization is not possible in order to obtain a representative sample.Research Ready: This eliminates selection bias—the risk of selecting a sample that is truly not representative of the entire population. With stratified sampling, the sample includes elements from each stratum. The population is defined in keeping with the objectives of the study.

AP stat formulas Survey Sampling Methods Sampling method refers to the way that observations are selected from a population to be in the sample for a sample survey.