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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Participants who were randomly selected were compared to those from a convenience sample.
Gallup does not weight the Student Poll samples because the samples are not randomly drawn from a larger population; they are instead a convenience sample of participating schools and students.
A convenience sample of 50 nurse educators attending the annual conference of the Kentucky League of Nursing was used for the study.
The small size of villages on the Manu'a Islands meant that spatial sampling was not possible; thus, a convenience sample of volunteers was recruited.
of Texas--Austin 2008 Lifelong Learning Convenience sample Institute Daniel Castor Senior Center 2005 Seniors randomly Convenience sample selected from coffee shops, community centers, & public housing estates.
If the data from the convenience sample supports the hypothesis, then it needs to be confirmed with a more representative sample.
590) measured eight PFCs in 300 serum samples collected in 2009 from a convenience sample of Dallas, Texas, children (157 girls and 143 boys) < 13 years of age and examined age and sex differences in PFC concentrations.
The Toronto Rainbow Tobacco Survey (TRTS) gathered data from a convenience sample of Toronto's LGBTTQ subpopulations from April to July 2006.
Number of Subjects: A convenience sample of 9 participants from a service learning physical therapy program offered by Oakland University served as subjects.
Data were obtained from a convenience sample of 50 parent/adolescent dyads presenting for primary care at two community-based pediatric health centers in New York City.
The respondents as analyzed form a convenience sample.
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.