Pre Randomized Non Probability Sampling Method

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2. a) The study used consecutive non randomized non probability sampling method. The study selected records of patients as they were admitted in a consecutive manner until it reached a certain number. In this study, the number was 297. The study excluded 62 records that did not fit the sampling requirements. The final sample was n = 235 (Salinas et al., 2012). When using consecutive sampling techniques, the researcher includes all patients who agree to participate provided that they meet specific pre-established criteria. The researcher will stop when the desired sample is achieved. This sampling technique is similar to the convenience sampling technique except that is aims to represent the whole cohort of the studies population (Fain,…show more content…
b) This study used a consecutive non probability sampling method. Generalizability refers to the study’s ability to be copied and applied to the rest of the population. This may not be possible in this case as the study may not be representative of the whole population (Fain, 2013). Therefore baccalaureate prepared nurses should be aware of the limitations. Based on the sampling technique alone, baccalaureate nurses may not be able to incorporate the findings from this study without further testing (Grove, Gray, & Burns, 2015). Therefore, before considering the findings from the study for application into nursing practice, nurses need to carefully examine the findings and compare the findings against other research the available literature. The sampling method used in this study may negatively affect the credibility and validity of this study (Fain, 2013). Therefore, baccalaureate nursing should be aware of this limitation when examining the findings from this study. Consequently, it would be difficult to apply the concept of generalizability to this study as it may not be representative of the whole population. The sample used may not be representative of the whole population (Grove et al., 2015). 3.a) The study used few statistical test to analyze the relationship between variables. One the statistical tests used in the study is the analysis of variance test commonly referred to as ANOVA (Salinas et al., 2012). Analysis
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