Name of Class: Research Methods for the Health Sciences
Assignment: Study Sampling
Read the background materials. After doing so, address the following questions in a four-page paper:
- The sampling frame is arguably the most critical element of a study’s sampling plan. Why is this so?
- How might a poorly specified sampling frame forestall the research process?
- Are studies that employ convenience sampling invalid? Please explain.
** Of the sampling methods presented in this module, which optimize external validity? Please explain.
Length: 4 pages typed, APA format, sources cited.
Gentles, S. J., Charles, C., Ploeg, J., & McKibbon, K. A. (2015). Sampling in qualitative research: Insights from an overview of the methods literature. The Qualitative Report, 20(11), 1772.
Hammond, F., Malec, J. F., Nick, T., & Buschbacher, R. M. (2015). Handbook for Clinical Research: Design, Statistics, and Implementation. Part II: Statistics. Chapter 20: Types of Data. New York, NY: Demos Medical. Available via EBSCOHOST Available via EBSCOHOST.
Holman, A. (2014) Statistics Lesson 1 – Types of Data. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxLUdXsvbMY
Murphy, M. P., Staffileno, B. A., & Foreman, M. D. (2018). Research for Advanced Practice Nurses. Part II. Building Blocks for Evidence. Chapter 10: Sampling Methods. Third Edition. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company. Available via EBSCOHOST
Statistics Learning Center (2012, March 13). Sampling: Simple Random, Convenience, systematic, cluster, stratified – Statistics Help. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/be9e-Q-jC-0