What can researchers do to reduce the potential for bias when using convenience sampling?
NR- 439-RN EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE
As a reminder, note that you are required to integrate not only the assigned readings, but also
the lecture into posts on each forum
Reference from Houser, J. (2015). Nursing research: Reading, using, and creating evidence (3rd
ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.
Chapter 7: The Sampling Strategy, pp. 157–182
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1. The most common sampling method is the convenience sample; therefore, many of the studies that
you find for evidence use this sampling method. What are the implications for using a convenience
sample on the way you interpret and use the findings? On this thread you will discuss the
implications associated with using a convenience sampling method. When you consider this question,
ask yourself just how convenient is this form of sampling overall.
2. What can researchers do to reduce the potential for bias when using convenience sampling?
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