Title

A Classroom Exercise in Sampling Technique

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2000

Abstract

Teaching about sampling problems leads to a very theoretical understanding of the difficulties encountered when selecting a representative sample. A classroom hands-on demonstration has been developed that looks at the two important sampling considerations, sample size and non-homogeneous sample materials. This classroom activity makes use of readily available M&M candies for the sample size and Nerds for the non-homogeneous sample exercises. Results from the past four years are given.

Comments

DOI: 10.1021/ed077p1015