RTC/OM HCBS Measurement Education Modules
Increasing Sample Representativeness
Factors that influence a sample’s representativeness include:
- Larger sample sizes tend to be more representative as long as the sampling and recruitment methods are appropriate.
Sampling and Recruitment Methods
- How the sample is recruited and selected can have a large impact on its representativeness (e.g., recruiting and selecting participants from rural versus urban areas).
Module 5b Sampling Methods and Recruitment further addresses sampling and recruitment methods.