Flashcards in CR_Ch.7--Asking People About Themselves: Survey Research Deck (18):
Questions that offer respondents limited options. A multiple choice question is an example.
A method of sampling in which clusters of individuals are identified. Clusters are sampled, and then all individuals in each cluster are included in the sample.
An interval of values that will capture the true population value a certain proportion of times (e.g., 95%) that the confidence interval is calculated in that way.
Selecting participants in a haphazard manner, usually on the basis of availability, and not with regard to having a representative sample of the population; a type of non-probability sampling. Also referred to as haphazard sampling.
The degree to which the results of an experiment may be generalized.
A qualitative method of data collection in which 6-10 people are interviewed together about a particular topic.
graphic rating scale
A type of closed-ended response where two words appear on either side of a solid line. Participants place a mark on the line indicating their relative preference for one or the other.
Intentional or unintentonal influence exerted by an interviewer in such a way that the actual or interpreted behaviour of respondents is consistent with the interviewer's expectations.
Type of sampling procedure in which one cannot specify the probability that any member of the population will be included in the sample.
Questions that offer respondents no restrictions as to how to respond to the prompt (e.g., an essay question).
In survey research, questioning the same people at two or more points in time.
The defined group of individuals from which a sample is drawn.
Type of sampling procedure in which one is able to specify the probability that any member of the population will be included in the sample.
A type of convenience sample conducted to obtain predetermined types of individuals for the sample.
A sampling procedure in which the sample is chosen to reflect the numerical composition of various subgroups in the population. A convenience sampling technique is used to obtain the sample.
When everyone in a given population is equally likely to have been selected to participate in the study--that sample is said to be random.
Closed-ended response options that enable participants to indicate the degree to which they endorse a particular statement.