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Choosing a sampling method

Advantages of Simple Random Sampling

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How a Simple Random Sample Is Generated

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Simple random sampling (also referred to as random sampling) is the purest and the most straightforward probability sampling strategy. It is also the most popular method for choosing a sample among population for a wide range of purposes.

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The entire process of sampling is done in a single step with each subject selected independently of the other members of the population. There are many methods to proceed with simple random sampling. The most primitive and mechanical would be the lottery method. Each member of .

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Multistage Sampling (in which some of the methods above are combined in stages) Of the five methods listed above, students have the most trouble distinguishing between . Random sampling refers to a variety of selection techniques in which sample members are selected by chance, but with a known probability of selection.

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Sampling and types of sampling methods commonly used in quantitative research are discussed in the following module. Learning Objectives: Define sampling and randomization. Simple random sampling is a method used to cull a smaller sample size from a larger population and use it to research and make generalizations about the larger group. It is one of several methods.