Consider yourselves as potential subjects for a nurse researcher who asks: Is there a difference in the role of social support between female and male college students?
Where do you place yourselves with the terms in Figure 11-1 (Sample, accessible population,target population,population)?
How can the researcher best ensure “representativeness”?
To what target populations might the researcher want to generalize?
What are some possible inclusion criteria & exclusion criteria for this study?
How can the researcher reduce sampling error and sampling bias?