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Understanding Societies, Spring 2009 QUIZ #3 January 22, 2009 1. According to Ruane and Cerulo, when taking a sample of a population it is most important for it to be: A. Large B. Representative -- because, with a representative sample, a researcher can make accurate inferences about the larger population while working with a small manageable group (ST p. 4) C. Truthful 2. What explains the large shift in "non-believers" (22% to 2.9%) between the two surveys that asked respondents whether they believed the Holocaust actually happened? A. a non-random sample B. Question wording -- because the question in the first survey was confusing and asked the respondents if they believed it seems possible or impossible
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Unformatted text preview: the Holocaust happened. Thus, the measurement was flawed (ST p. 7). C. Interviewer influence 3. Babbie illustrates the link between "Concepts, Indicators, and Reality" using ___________ as an example. A. Religiosity (SOC p. 45). B. Happiness C. Prejudice 4. Schuman suggests that response rates (the percentage of people who return surveys or agree to take them) have decreased over time. A. True B. False 5. One would need a significantly larger sample to estimate, with a given degree of precision, the proportion of left-handed people in the United States than would be required to make the same estimate for Peoria, Illinois. A. True B. False (SOC p. 50)....
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