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    How Many People to Survey?

    Poll results are prevalent in the media, especially leading up to elections, as are reports on surveys done by universities and research groups.

    The survey results of small groups of people are used to portray a general consensus about a population. Do you ever wonder how many people should be included in a survey to make it a meaningful reflection of a population? Now you will be able to answer your own question. After learning this, you might never feel the same about these polls and surveys again.

    Using the following specific resources, create a lecture (with citations) that includes the following:

    Part 1: Survey Analysis

    Entertainment Survey

    Using a newspaper article from the AIU library's full-text database: Newsstand (ProQuest), create a lecture (with citations) that includes the following:

    Describe an entertainment poll or survey. Analyze the number of people who participated in the sample compared to the number in the population. Most news articles will not provide information on the number of people surveyed. In this case, critique the validity of the results. (Be sure to cite the article which must be from Newsstand ProQuest) Here is a Research Guide.
    Discuss how the results of the survey can be used to tell a story or support an idea of the sponsoring company or media group.
    Political Survey

    Use polls from one of the following sources:

    Source 1

    Source 2

    Describe a political poll or survey. Analyze the number of people who participated in the sample compared to the number in the population.
    Discuss how the results of the survey can be used to tell a story or support an idea of the sponsoring company or media group.
    General Survey

    Use polls from one of the following sources:

    Source 1

    Source 2

    Describe a general opinion poll or survey. Analyze the number of people who participated in the sample compared to the number in the population.
    Discuss how the results of the survey can be used to tell a story or support an idea of the sponsoring company or media group.
    Overview

    Consider the 3 surveys presented.

    Using the knowledge you learned from the textbook, compare and contrast the sample sizes in each of the three surveys mentioned in the post and determine if the samples sizes are appropriate.
    In your opinion, which appears to be the most valid? (Cite and reference the textbook)
    This section of the paper will be 2-3 pages in length, and each survey or poll described must come from AIU Library's National Newspapers ProQuest Database and the sources provided.

    Please do not use quotes or copy definitions. You will not receive credit for understanding the materials if you use the words of others. Keep in mind that because you did research and you have citations in the body of the post, you must also place a reference list at the end containing the textbook and the articles cited.

    Part 2: Application

    Create your own 3-question entertainment survey or using this General Opinion Survey or another free survey program or this link. Secure a minimum of 20 responses. Your survey respondents may be friends, family or classmates. (Note: The small sample size was chosen for convenience, and as you know, is not a valid sample. The goal is for you to create, deploy, and analyze a simple survey.)

    Create Excel charts of your results and describe those charts in words. (You will receive no credit for charts that are copied from the survey software.)

    Include a copy of your survey
    Provide charts of your results and describe those charts in words
    Explain how the results of your survey can be used by a media group or company
    This section of the paper will contain 1 page of text and 3 charts.

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    References

    Gallup. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.gallup.com/Home.aspx

    Pew Research. (n.d.). Question search. Retrieved from http://people-press.org/question-search

    Survey Monkey. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.surveymonkey.com/

    Zoomerang. (n.d.). http://www.zoomerang.com/basic/

    Please submit your assignment as a Word document in APA format using the attached template. Using the template without deleting the headings ensures that you cover each segment of the assignment.

    Please submit your assignment.

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    The response addresses the query, which is posted in 1598 words with APA References.
    //A survey is a technique to collect information from a population specific to the subject of evaluation under consideration. In this respect, the following section evaluates three types of surveys, namely entertainment, political and general on the basis of the technique used to obtain them. This section also analyzes the sample sizes taken in each survey to obtain the result.//
    Part 1: Survey Analysis
    Introduction
    Survey is a way to analyze certain concerned matter on the basis of the views of the population considered for the polling (Fowler, 2013). Surveys are based on the information collected from a selected group of individuals and the results obtained from the surveys are generalized for the entire population.
    Entertainment Survey
    This survey was conducted by Pew Research Center to evaluate the popularity of a comedy television show, namely "Seinfeld". It is an entertainment survey that was based on analyzing the recognition of a comedy series, which is an entertainment source. The survey included 1,009 adults as a sample to analyze the aim under consideration. According to the survey, 62% of the people said that they watched the program and used to follow the show on a daily basis.
    Among 62% of the respondents, only 19% stated that they miss the show as a good source of entertainment (Pew Research Center, 1998) and remaining stated that they watched it, but did not miss it. In the survey, 38% of the individuals responded in the context of not watching the show and found other comedy shows better than Seinfeld. This survey can be considered as a precise one as it covered a population of 1,009 adults to examine the popularity. This poll provides a useful source of information in order to analyze the popularity of the show and to support the idea of sponsoring comedy shows (Pew Research Center, 1998).
    Political Survey
    Pew Research Center conducted a survey with 1,500 adults to know their opinion about the role of government in uplifting the middle-class people. This survey falls into the category of the political survey as it highlights whether the government is functioning effectively in the area of helping middle-class people or not (Pew Research Center, 2016). The survey depicted that 62% adults do not find any significant role of the government in helping the middle-class communities whereas 29% of the respondents said that the government does its part of improving the conditions of middle-class people. However, 6% of the adults responded that the government involves itself much more than needed to uplift the middle-class people. This survey ...

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