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What is the main disadvantage of stratified sampling?



A. Denies you the use of probability theory
B. Requires you to have some prior knowledge about the elements in the population prior to drawing the sample
C. Usually increases the standard error
D. Usually requires samples that are larger in size than those required by simple random sampling
E. None of these choices is a disadvantage of stratified sampling

This question is part of SSCI CH 7 Quiz
Asked by Shayson, Last updated: Jan 22, 2020

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Bobby Rickets

Bobby Rickets, Content Reviewer

Answered Dec 18, 2018

Stratified sampling is a way of randomly acquiring participants. It is not as random as other methods. The population is divided into several groups based on some element in the study that is...Read More
 

shayson

Shayson

Answered Oct 31, 2017

B. Requires you to have some prior knowledge about the elements in the population prior to drawing the sample

 

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