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LucyM
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sampling question

Post by LucyM » Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:32 pm

Hi all,

I have just been reading some research papers and came across one which had an extensive sample and an intensive subsample. I did a google search and couldn't find much more than extensive are more general than intensive samples- my question is, what is the need in having an extensive sample and intensive sample? Why not just use the intensive sample?

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ell
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Re: sampling question

Post by ell » Tue May 27, 2014 5:35 pm

I'm afraid I don't know the answer to your question, but am bumping it to see if anyone else has the answer, as I have not heard of these types of sampling before!

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sarahg
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Re: sampling question

Post by sarahg » Tue May 27, 2014 5:46 pm

It would probably be more useful if we could see the paper ourselves! Perhaps the extensive sample had more variables, and thus needed more participants for the power to conduct the analyses.

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