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Unformatted text preview: The forms of data collection have been discussed in previous readings as well. Questionnaires are hard to regulate because those who send them back are often a certain type of people. The random selection of people was also very important. The discussion of selecting people by counting 1 or 2 was one form of random selection on the spot. There are many ways to randomize but making sure that an accurate group is acquired is very hard through the means discussed. The problems I foresaw with much of the data involved the randomization. The counting on the spot seemed to not be very random since I believe it was done in person. If the order had been changed slightly it may have had a greater influence than one would guess. It is also ways hard to find a situation where there is no bias but finding a point where there is as much random data collected is very important in combating generalizability....
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- Spring '11