In Module 3, you will be introduced to the different types of sampling methods. For this discussion, imagine that you are conducting a research study. You hypothesize that adult learners who are completing their degrees online have a better educational experience than adult learners who are completing their degrees in face-to-face classroom settings. To test your hypothesis, you will need to obtain a sample of online adult learners and a group of face-to-face adult learners.
In your discussion post, respond to the following questions:
How would you obtain a simple random sample from each group?
If roughly 60% of the adult learners are women, how would you obtain a sample from each group using a stratified random sampling method?
How would you obtain a convenience sample from each group?
Discuss which sampling method (#1-3) is most feasible in your opinion and describe the strengths and limitations of that method.