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Multiple choice questions

Try the multiple choice questions below to test your knowledge of this chapter. Once you have completed the test, click on 'Submit Answers for Grading' to get your results.

This activity contains 15 questions.

Question 1.
Which of the following is NOT part of the sampling design process?

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Question 2.
The target population be defined in terms of:

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Question 3.
What is a sampling unit?

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Question 4.
Which of the following is NOT a qualitative factor that should be considered in determining the sample size?

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Question 5.
Which of the following is NOT true of probability sampling?

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Question 6.
What is the least expensive and least time-consuming of all sampling techniques?

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Question 7.
What are the distinguishing features of simple random sampling?

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Question 8.
Which of the following are NOT criteria for the selection of stratification variables in stratified sampling?

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Question 9.
Select all of the following statements which you believe to be true.

A truly random sample of the general population would be obtained by:

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Question 10.
Below is a list of populations and samples. Select the sample that is most likely to be representative (rather than biased) of the population from which it is drawn.

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Question 11.
Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of quota sampling?

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Question 12.
Snowball sampling can help the researcher to:

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Question 13.
What effect does increasing the sample size have upon the sampling error?

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Question 14.
Which of the following is NOT a type of non-probability sampling?

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Question 15.
The standard error is a statistical measure of:

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