English Chinese Dictionary Is What I Use For This Assignment

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Q1
a) OXFORD ADVANCED LEARNER’S ENGLISH-CHINESE DICTIONARY is what I use for this assignment. Due to it is the largest, most authoritative English-Chinese dictionary in print. It contains over 185000 words phrases and meaning, including the latest vocabulary form different fields.
b) In the dictionary, a headword, spelling of the headword and definition of the headword are given in English, follow by explanations for this headword in Chinese. The way to check whether you know this vocabulary is that you can pronounce and spelling this vocabulary correctly, and then can use this vocabulary in sentence(s) to illustrate it’s meaning without looking at the definition.
Q2
In order to estimate the size of my vocabulary by using OXFORD ADVANCED LEARNER’S ENGLISH-CHINESE DICTIONARY, I have constructed three different sampling strategies:
1. Simple random sampling
2. Systematic sampling
3. Stratified sampling
Simple random sampling:
Simple random sampling is the simplest form of random sampling:
• Record the total number of the vocabulary in the dictionary to be N
• Choose sample size n which is the number we use in this survey
• Open the dictionary randomly, not first 10 page and not the last 10 page, since those pages in most cases are not typical
• Close your eyes and point to a vocabulary , then test yourself whether you know this vocabulary or not
• Repeat the pervious step until the desired sample size is reached
• Record the number of vocabulary you know k
• Estimate…
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