Let's take a moment to talk about this one.
Let's take a moment to talk about this one.
I'm a little lost on this one, but I don't even know why I'm bothering to try to understand.
I'm a little lost on this one, but I don't even know why I'm bothering to try to understand.
Try to explain why it is that random selection is important for generalizing research findings.
Try to explain why it is that random selection is important for generalizing research findings.
Okay, I realize that random selection is important, but SpecialAgent, can you help me understand why it's necessary for generalizing research results?
Okay, I realize that random selection is important, but SpecialAgent, can you help me understand why it's necessary for generalizing research results?
Random selection means that all of the individuals from a population have an equal chance of being in a study. That means that the sample and population should have characteristics that match. So, anything that is true for the sample should also apply to the population as long as the sample size is not too small.
Random selection means that all of the individuals from a population have an equal chance of being in a study. That means that the sample and population should have characteristics that match. So, anything that is true for the sample should also apply to the population as long as the sample size is not too small.
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With random selection, the population ends up having the same characteristics as the sample. So, any outcome of a study done with the sample should apply to the population.
With random selection, the population ends up having the same characteristics as the sample, so any outcome of a study done with the sample should apply to the population.
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When random selection is used, the sample ends up being very similar to the population. So, the results found with the sample should be true for the population.
When random selection is used, the sample ends up being very similar to the population. So, the results found with the sample should be true for the population.
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I don't really understand generalization.
I don't really understand generalization.
Well, with random selection, the sample ends up being very similar to the population.
Well, with random selection, the sample ends up being very similar to the population.
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I know that generalizing means that the results from the sample can apply to the population.
I know that generalizing means that the results from the sample can apply to the population.
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Because random selection makes it so that everyone in a study has an equal chance of being in any condition.
Because random selection makes it so that everyone in a study has an equal chance of being in any condition.
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You're thinking about random assignment. This question is about random selection and generalizability.
You're thinking about random assignment. This question is about random selection and generalizability.
Remember, you're trying to explain why random selection ensures that a study's results can generalize. With this in mind, don't forget that random selection makes it so that everyone in a population has an equal chance of being in a study. How might this help with your explanation?
Remember, you're trying to explain why random selection ensures that a study's results can generalize. With this in mind, don't forget that random selection makes it so that everyone in a population has an equal chance of being in a study. How might this help with your explanation?
You should be considering the link between random selection and generalizability of results. What does this have to do with the characteristics of the population?
You should be considering the link between random selection and generalizability of results. What does this have to do with the characteristics of the population?
Alright. I know that I'm trying to explain why random selection ensures that a study's results can generalize. This has me thinking about how random selection makes it so that everyone in a population has an equal chance of being in a study. Can you help me link this to generalizability?
Alright. I know that I'm trying to explain why random selection ensures that a study's results can generalize. This has me thinking about how random selection makes it so that everyone in a population has an equal chance of being in a study. Can you help me link this to generalizability?
I realize that there is a link between random selection and the generalizability of results. What does this have to do with the characteristics of a population?
I realize that there is a link between random selection and the generalizability of results. What does this have to do with the characteristics of a population?
With random selection, the hope is that the population and the sample have nearly idenitical what?
With random selection, the hope is that the population and the sample have nearly idenitical what?
they have nearly identical characteristics
they have nearly identical characteristics
characterstic|trait|aspect|qualit
they have nearly identical sizes
they have nearly identical sizes
size|number|count
Keep in mind that random selection means that everyone in the population has an equal chance of being in what?
Keep in mind that random selection means that everyone in the population has an equal chance of being in what?
everyone has an equal chance of being in a study.
everyone has an equal chance of being in a study.
study|experiment
everyone has an equal chance of being in either group.
everyone has an equal chance of being in either group.
group|condition|treatment
Okay, with random selection, the hope is that the population and the sample have nearly idenitical what?
Okay, with random selection, the hope is that the population and the sample have nearly idenitical what?
they have nearly identical characteristics
they have nearly identical characteristics
characterstic|trait|aspect|qualit
they have nearly identical sizes
they have nearly identical sizes
size|number|count
I keep thinking about how random selection means that everyone in the population has an equal chance of being in what?
I keep thinking about how random selection means that everyone in the population has an equal chance of being in what?
everyone has an equal chance of being in a study.
everyone has an equal chance of being in a study.
study|experiment
everyone has an equal chance of being in either group.
everyone has an equal chance of being in either group.
group|condition|treatment
Do you think Glass now fully understands why random selection is so important in research?
Do you think Glass now fully understands why random selection is so important in research?