Problem 3BSC

Simple Random Convenience Sample A student of the author listed his adult friends, and then he surveyed a simple random sample of them. What is the population from which the simple random sample was selected? Are the results likely to be representative of the general population of adults in the United States? Why or why not?

Answer:

Step1:

The population consists of the adult friends on the list. The simple random sample is selected from the population of adult friends on the list , so the results are not likely to be representative of the much larger general population of adults in the United States.