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Haphazard Sample

Haphazard Sample

Author: Ryan Backman

This lesson will explain haphazard samples.

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Terms to Know
Convenience Sample

A sample that obtains its participants through the easiest means possible.

Haphazard Sample

A sample that is not carefully thought out to limit biases; the resulting sample will likely not accurately represent the population at large.

Quickie Poll

A poll that is hastily prepared without care for randomness or reduction of biases. The goal is to get the largest amount of responses in the shortest amount of time.