- Watch for the analogy of why a small subset of people can actually give a clear picture for the whole group.
Sampling Methods: simple random sampling, systematic sampling, stratified sampling, and cluster sampling.
In LP4 we are asked to identify appropriate sampling methods when collecting data from a population.
Answer both questions in your initial response:
- From a healthcare profession perspective, provide examples of when you would use systematic sampling, stratified sampling, cluster sampling, and random sampling. (Note: You should have four examples to earn full credit on your initial post for this question (one for systematic, one for stratified, one for cluster, and one for random).
- Why is convenience sampling the “weakest” method of sampling of the types discussed in this learning plan? Explain, using an example.