Convenience sampling is when people who are more easily accessible are included in the sample.
By performing convenience sampling, sources of bias can manifest in a variety of ways.
Convenience sampling is an example of non-random sampling.
Convenience sampling is also a type of non-probability sampling.
Suppose Tom wants to analyze the opinion of his school peers about whether the pandemic has affected their lives or not. Tom stands at his school’s entrance gate no. 1 and asks all the students entering from that gate to fill out the survey.
The scenario mentioned above is an example of convenience sampling, as Tom only surveys those who enter from gate no. 1. The opinions of sampled individuals are not at all representative of all of the school’s students.
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