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- 1. Sampling Design
- 2. The Sampling Design Process Define the Population Determine the Sampling Frame Select Sampling Technique's Determine the Sample Size Execute the Sampling Process
- 3. Define the Target Population The target population is the collection of elements or objects that possess the information sought by the researcher and about which inferences are to be made. The target population should be defined in terms of elements, sampling units, extent, and time. An element is the object about which or from which the information is desired, e.g., the respondent. A sampling unit is an element, or a unit containing the element, that is available for selection at some stage of the sampling process. Extent refers to the geographical boundaries. Time is the time period under consideration.
- 4. Sampling frame- a representation of the elements of the target population. It consist of a list or set of directions for identifying the target population. Sampling with/without replacement- a sampling technique in which an element can/ cannot be included in sample more than once. Sample size- no. of elements to be included in the study.
- 5. Sampling Frame
- 6. Types of Sampling Designs Probability Sampling Method • Simple Random Sampling • Systematic Sampling • Stratified Sampling • Cluster Sampling Complex •Multistage Random sampling Non-Probability Sampling Method • Convenience Sampling • Judgment Sampling • Quota Sampling •Snowball sampling
- 7. Non Probability sampling Convenience sampling attempts to obtain a sample of convenient elements. Often, respondents are selected because they happen to be in the right place at the right time. Selection of sampling units is entirely left on the least expensive and less time consuming mode Many potential sources of selection bias are present Not recommended for descriptive and causal research but can be used for exploratory research.
- 8. Judgement sampling is a form of convenience sampling in which the population elements are selected based on the judgment of the researcher Examples: Test markets selected to determine the potential of new product Purchase engineers selected in industrial marketing research
- 9. Quota sampling may be viewed as two-stage restricted judgmental sampling. The first stage consists of developing control categories, or quotas, of population elements. – to develop these quotas the researcher lists relevant control characteristics and determine the distribution of these characteristics in the target population.The relevant control characteristics (gender, age, race) are identified on the basis of judgment In the second stage, sample elements are selected based on convenience or judgment. Once the quota have been assigned, there is considerable freedom of selecting the element to be included in the sample. The only requirement is that the element selected fit the control characteristics.
- 10. Control Population Sample Variable composition composition Gender Number % Male 48 48 480 Female 52 52 520 ____ ___ ____ 100 100 1000
- 11. Snowball Sampling In snowball sampling, an initial group of respondents is selected, usually at random. After being interviewed, these respondents are asked to identify others who belong to the target population of interest. Subsequent respondents are selected based on the referrals. Even though probability sampling is used in this method to select the initial respondents but later on the selection is non probability one. Advantage- increases the likelihood of locating the desired characteristic in the population Eg- selection of members of scattered minority population.
- 12. The probability or chance of every unit in the population being included in the sample is known. Selection of the specific units in the sample depends entirely on chance. every element is selected independently of every other element and the sample is drawn by random procedure from a sampling frame. Simple Random Sampling : Draw of sample size (n) in such a way that each of the ‘N’ members of the population has the same chance of inclusion in sample. Lottery method Tippets number Selection from a sequential list Use of grid system Probability Sampling
- 13. Simple Random Sampling 1. Select a suitable sampling frame. 2. Each element is assigned a number from 1 to N (pop. size). 3. Generate n (sample size) different random numbers between 1 and N. 4. The numbers generated denote the elements that should be included in the sample.
- 14. Systematic Sampling The sample is chosen by selecting a random starting point and then picking every ith element in succession from the sampling frame. The sampling interval, i, is determined by dividing the population size N by the sample size n and rounding to the nearest integer. When the ordering of the elements is related to the characteristic of interest, systematic sampling increases the representativeness of the sample. Complex Random Sampling Designs
- 15. If the ordering of the elements produces a cyclical pattern, systematic sampling may decrease the representative ness of the sample. For example, there are 100,000 elements in the population and a sample of 1,000 is desired. In this case the sampling interval, i, is 100. A random number between 1 and 100 is selected. If, for example, this number is 23, the sample consists of elements 23, 123, 223, 323, 423, 523, and so on.
- 16. Stratified Sampling A two-step process in which the population, which is heterogeneous in composition, is partitioned into subpopulations, or strata, having homogeneous characteristics. The strata should be mutually exclusive and collectively exhaustive in that every population element should be assigned to one and only one stratum and no population elements should be omitted. Next, elements are selected from each stratum by a random procedure, usually SRS.( at this stage it differs from quota sampling as in quota sampling the allocation is on judgment and convenience basis) A major objective of stratified sampling is to increase precision without increasing cost.
- 17. The elements within a stratum should be as homogeneous as possible, but the elements in different strata should be as heterogeneous as possible. Variables used to partition the population into strata are referred as stratification variables. The stratification variables should also be closely related to the characteristic of interest. Finally, the variables should decrease the cost of the stratification process by being easy to measure and apply.
- 18. In proportionate stratified sampling, the size of the sample drawn from each stratum is proportionate to the relative size of that stratum in the total population. ni = n. Ni/ (N1+ N2 + .. Nk) In disproportionate stratified sampling, the size of the sample from each stratum is proportionate to the relative size of that stratum and to the standard deviation of the distribution of the characteristic of interest among all the elements in that stratum. ni = n.Ni.sdi/ (N1sd1 + N2sd2 + … +Nksdk)
- 19. In addition to differences in stratum size and variability, we may have differences in stratum sampling cost. Here we can apply the cost optimal disproportionate sampling design where Ci = cost of sampling in stratum I
- 20. Cluster Sampling The target population is first divided into mutually exclusive and collectively exhaustive subpopulations, or clusters. Then a random sample of clusters is selected, based on a probability sampling technique such as SRS. For each selected cluster, either all the elements are included in the sample (one-stage) or a sample of elements is drawn probabilistically (two-stage).
- 21. Pure Cluster sampling
- 22. Cluster Sampling Elements within a cluster should be as heterogeneous as possible, but clusters themselves should be as homogeneous as possible. Ideally, each cluster should be a small-scale representation of the population. Area Sampling- if cluster happens to some geographic sub division In probability proportionate to size sampling, the clusters are sampled with probability proportional to size. In the second stage, the probability of selecting a sampling unit in a selected cluster varies inversely with the size of the cluster.
- 23. Stratified Cluster sampling
- 24. Area Sampling If clusters happen to be some geographic subdivisions, in that case cluster sampling is known as area cluster. All other features remain the same.
- 25. Factors considered while determining Sample Size
- 26. End Of Topic

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