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    What are the views on mental illness between the old and younger generations?

    Administering a mental illness survey to a much larger group using a probability-based sampling technique (e.g., simple random sampling, stratified random sampling), describe which sampling technique would be used and how would the survey be administered using this technique. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the technique as it relates to this type of survey, as well as how this sampling technique would affect the results.

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    Administering a mental illness survey to a much larger group using a probability-based sampling technique (e.g., simple random sampling, stratified random sampling), describe which sampling technique would be used and how would the survey be administered using this technique. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the technique as it relates to this type of survey, as well as how this sampling technique would affect the results.

    The objective with any large study is to develop results that are in accordance with the majority of the population's opinions and actions, which is why random sampling is effective as it provides the researcher with access to the entire population that is being studied because everyone within the population has an equal chance of being selected for the study. Therefore, using this type of study is recommended when attempting to gauge the opinion of older and younger generations in reference to mental illness because it will provide more validity to the study and reliability. The lack of bias that exists in selection samples for the study provides the researcher with the ability to have greater autonomy regarding how participants will impact the validity of the study as any variations that arise within the study regarding sample characteristics and population characteristics would only happen because of random chance.

    Because there are specific characteristics in regard to the younger and older generations for the study, a stratified random sample, which allows the researcher to produce a mini-population for their study based upon the characteristics such as older and younger generations that are divided in reference to their representation within the population. Therefore, if 25% of the population is from Generation X and 30% is from the Baby Boomer generation, the researchers' must choose 25% of of Generation X randomly to use for the research study and 30% of the Baby Boomer population to ensure that the study has even more validity.

    When using this approach, the researcher can divide the different generations into appropriate divisions in accordance with their representation of the population to allow the researcher to provide an even greater probability that aligns with the actual population of the research study. Validity and reliability are the true indicators of whether the research study can be transferrable, and using stratified random sampling for this particular design is the most effective approach.

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