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Title: Sampling: Statnotes from NCSU's Public Administration Program
Url: http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/garson/PA765/sampling.htm
Creator: Garson, G. David
Publisher: North Carolina State University
Description: Sampling is choosing which subjects to measure in a research project. Usually the subjects are people, but subjects could also be organizations, cities, even nations. Measurement is typically accomplished through survey instruments, but could also be by observation, archival record, or other method. Regardless, sampling will determine how much and how well the researcher may generalize his or her findings. A bad sample may well render findings meaningless. Sampling in conjunction with survey research is not only one of the most popular approaches to data collection in the social sciences, random sampling is also the foundation assumption for much of inferential statistics and significance testing.
LC Classification: Science -- Mathematics -- Mathematical statistics
Science -- Mathematics -- Mathematical statistics -- Sampling distribution
Science -- Mathematics -- Mathematical statistics -- Sampling theory and methods
Science -- Mathematics -- Mathematical statistics -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Mathematics -- Probabilities
Science -- Mathematics -- Probabilities -- Handbooks, tables, formulas, etc.
GEM Subject: Mathematics -- Statistics
Mathematics -- Probability
Key Concept: Mathematics -- Hypothesis testing
Mathematics -- Probability
Mathematics -- Statistical hypotheses
Mathematics -- Statistics
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Date Issued: 1998
Resource Type: Demonstrations
Instructional Materials
Mathematical Models
Reference
Format: html
java
Audience: College/University Instructors
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: G. David Garson
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2008-12-18 03:00:01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-10-09 10:45:05 (W3C-DTF)
Source: CAUSEweb
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