Chapter 6 Learning Objectives:
- Describe the process of population definition by distinguishing between a target population and a sampling frame.
- Describe the principles of probability sampling theory and explain how they form the basis for making statistical inferences from a sample to a population.
- Distinguish among probability sampling designs, including simple random sampling, stratified sampling, and multistage cluster sampling.
- Distinguish among nonprobability sampling designs, including convenience sampling, purposive sampling, quota sampling, and snowball sampling.
- Identify the factors affecting the choice of a sampling design.
- Identify the factors to consider in determining an appropriate sample size.