sampling and official statistics

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  • Created on: 14-06-18 19:52
what is the purpose of sampling?
to ensure that the people who are included in the study are representative of the research population
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what is a sampling frame?
a list of all the members of the population who we are interested in studying
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why do interpretivists not see representativeness as important?
they are more interested in micro data instead of macro
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what are hard statistics?
can not aegue with what it is saying (the law)
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what are soft statistics?
you can argue againts them as they are less valid
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why are official statistics reliable?
because you can catagorise them
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what are the advantages of official statistics?
show pattersn over time, therefore socioligists can use 'before and after' studies to show cause of effect relationship
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what are the disadvantages of official statistics?
doesnt always help socioligists as the government keep info to themselves
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