RTC/OM HCBS Measurement Education Modules

Why Sampling?

  1. Typically, it is not necessary to collect information about an entire target population to identify a problem and/or answer a question
  2. Gathering information from every person in the population would often be too time-consuming, labor-intensive, and costly
  3. Results from a sample are usually acceptable if:
    • Sufficient numbers of participants are recruited (acceptable sample size)
    • Care is taken to avoid bias and ensure the characteristics of the sample are similar to the target population (representative)
Video from the Web version of this publication:

Why Sampling: https://www.youtube.com/embed/ddd95GIO9Cg