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How do you use convenience sampling?
Similarly one may ask, how is convenience sampling done?
A convenience sample is a type of non-probability sampling method where the sample is taken from a group of people easy to contact or to reach. For example, standing at a mall or a grocery store and asking people to answer questions would be an example of a convenience sample.
Also Know, what is the difference between convenience sampling and purposive sampling? When subjects are chose because of the close proximity to a researcher, that is, the ones that are easier for the researcher to access, the researcher is making a convenience sampling. But for purposive sampling, a researcher has something in mind and participants that suit the purpose of the study are included.
Hereof, why do we use convenience sampling?
Researchers use convenience sampling not just because it is easy to use, but because it also has other research advantages. In pilot studies, convenience sample is usually used because it allows the researcher to obtain basic data and trends regarding his study without the complications of using a randomized sample.
Is a convenience sample random?
Convenience sampling is a type of non-probability sampling, which doesn't include random selection of participants. The opposite is probability sampling, where participants are randomly selected, and each has an equal chance of being chosen.