Unformatted text preview: Student: Grady Simonton Course: Math119: Elementary Statistics - Spring 2.010 - CRN: 49239
Instructor: Shawn Parvini - 16 weeks Date: 2/18/10 Book: Triola: Elementary Statistics, 11e
Time: 10:54 ANI Identify which type of sampling is used: random, systematic, convenience, stratiﬁed, or cluster. A newspaper asks its readers to call in their opinion regarding the amount of money spent on the American Space
Program. There are many different types of sampling: In a random sample members from the population are selected in such a way that each individual member has an equal
chance of being selected. In systematic sampling, select some starting point and then select every kth element in the population.
With convenience sampling, simply use results that are very easy to get. With stratiﬁed sampling, subdivide the population into at least two different subgroups (or strata) so that subjects
within the same subgroup share the same characterisitcs, then draw a sample from each subgroup (or stratum). In cluster sampling, ﬁrst divide the population area into sections (or clusters), then randomly select some of the
clusters, and then choose all the members from those selected clusters. The individuals in the sample are those who responded, and hence easily obtained. Thus, the sample is a convenience sample. Page 1 ...
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