convenience sample


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convenience sample

A group of research subjects selected casually, without scrupulously randomizing them, usually because they are easily accessible to the researcher.
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A convenience sample of medical-surgical patients with NGTs was eligible for inclusion in the study.
A study of a convenience sample found that the male partner's circumcision status had a significant impact on a woman's sexual pleasure (O'Hara & O'Hara, 1999).
Of course, differences from study populations might explain the disparity in results (the former being from a breath clinic and the latter from a convenience sample of older individuals).
To evaluate the implications of deliberate practice when teaching test administration skills, novice, but trained, graduate student examiners administered intelligence tests to a convenience sample of volunteer school-age examinees assigned to a first test session.
A convenience sample of 263 eligible participants was drawn from 330 surveys returned, consisting mostly of females (52.
She presented a study of a convenience sample of 278 adult outpatients with chronic stage C heart failure who participated in structured in-home interviews by trained research assistants who assessed medication adherence during the previous month.
A cross-sectional study of a convenience sample of 537 men who have ever reported anal sex with another man was carded out using a structured survey and rapid-kit HIV screening.
In July-August 2003, a non-random, convenience sample of 69 SW was selected from 13 of the 16 Mexico City districts by finding and approaching sanitation vehicles during their daily rounds.
A convenience sample was recruited from two metropolitan teaching hospitals in Queensland, Australia.
Researchers used data from a convenience sample of women, identified through both facility- and population-based recruitment, who participated in interviews at least one month after receiving their HIV diagnosis.
A convenience sample of students enrolled in a RN to BSN completion program during two academic years was surveyed.
Data were collected from a convenience sample of parents with adopted children (n = 117) receiving post-adoption services in the state of Illinois in 2002.