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Unformatted text preview: Wysocki and Schutt discuss the various types of sampling in todays readings. Probability sampling includes a variety of random sampling techniques which vary based upon the population being studied as well as the type of data being collected. Non-probability sampling uses more systematic techniques in data gathering based upon convenience or the purpose of the sample. In the study of sexuality a right method was found, which involved randomization of the United States population by randomly selecting areas of the country. Then data was gathered within random cities and neighborhoods within them to maintain a completely random data set. This was viewed as a very accurate measure of the US population while also accounting for the specific population being studied, which in this case was a specific age group of Americans. Schutt discussed a news article which asked for background information on a homeless man and how the housing unit built in the area was good simply based upon his use of...
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- Spring '11