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Sampling Strategies and Sampling Size

I need help in crafting a critique of the sampling strategy and sample size used in the article attached to this help request. I was also asked to include an analysis of how sampling strategy can strengthen or weaken a quantitative research study.

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I hope this solution gets to you in time. In this particular problem, you are being asked to provide a critique of the sampling strategy used in this study. To do, you need to showcase that you really understand what sampling is about. Thus we focus on the section that explains sampling and focus on 2 or 3 key areas that are questionable. I suggest this outline:

1. Quick Review of the study and the sampling utilized
2. Critique 1
3. Critique 2
4. Relevance of Sampling Strategy

Good luck!
Xenia Jones


Study Sampling Review

- Author: Jerry Burger
- Title: Replicating Milgram: Would People Still Obey?
- Journal: American Psychologist
- Date: January 2009

The 60's and 70's experiment that Stanley Milgram conducted were controversial but explored the human capacity for obedience in terms of following orders from figures of authority vis-a-vis the subject's own moral and ethical capacity. Just like Zimbardo's Stanford Prison experiment, Milgram's own experiment is controversial primarily because it was a haunting experiment that saw many of the volunteers 'cross the line'. The gist is simple - men and women were ...

Solution Summary

the solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) on putting together a sampling strategy and a sampling size in relation to an attached article. A discussion of the contribution of such a strategy to a study is also discussed. resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.