Snowball Sampling - The Sociology Quiz

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In sociology and statistics research, snowball sampling is a nonprobability sampling technique where existing study subjects recruit future subjects from among their acquaintances. Thus the sample group is said to grow like a rolling snowball. This is a Snowball Sampling about The Sociology Quiz!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What do researchers use to represent a friendship network?
    • A. 

      Pictograph

    • B. 

      Sociogram

    • C. 

      Histogram

    • D. 

      Genogram

  • 2. 
    Snowball sampling is a single-step method.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Select reasons why a researcher may stop their research when using snowball sampling. Check all that apply
    • A. 

      No new people are identified

    • B. 

      The limits of the study are reached

    • C. 

      A closed group is identified

  • 4. 
    Snowball sampling is also known as a ____________ or network sampling.
  • 5. 
    Which are criticisms of snowball sampling?
    • A. 

      Costly and complex in traditional forms

    • B. 

      Selection bias

    • C. 

      Sampling error

    • D. 

      Limited to easy to access populations

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