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Earl R. Babbie
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Earl R. Babbie
ISBN: 9781305104945
Textbook Problem

In Chapter 9 we’ll discuss surveys conducted on the Internet. Can you anticipate possible problems concerning sampling frames, representativeness, and the like? Do you see any solutions?

Summary Introduction

Introduction

Sampling frames can exclude whole demographics, in this case, those with no internet access. Representativeness can be problematic online as well, because some people do not identify themselves honestly in that anonymous medium. Solutions could include offering universal internet access, and requiring a photo of the person in the sample to verify some demographic factors.

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How a sample is framed can be a problem in terms of who is excluded because they do not meet criteria to be sampled. In the internet age, people who do not have access, or choose not to use it are excluded from any web-based survey...

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