Probability and nonprobability sampling methods

  1. Identify and discuss the different probability and nonprobability sampling methods discussed in the text.
  2. Your research methods class has been given an assignment to measure the student body of your university with respect to their attitudes about the death penalty. To ensure equal representation of undergraduates, graduate students, and all majors, what sampling technique would you use? How would you go about pulling that sample? What would you need to know before that sample is pulled?
  3. Discuss how the NCVS and the British Crime Survey use different strategies for sampling to produce sufficient numbers of respondents.

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