Web Resources

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  • Rand's Random Number Table--This is the source of one of the most famous collections of random digits and shows how they can be used. Rand Corporation, Santa Monica, California.
  • Sample Size Calculator--Explains confidence intervals. “You can use it to determine how many people you need to interview in order to get results that reflect the target population as precisely as needed.”
  • Sampling Methods for Political Polling--The American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) provides a brief overview of the sampling methods utilized in political polling.
  • Sampling Methods--The Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching’s overview of sampling and types of sampling methods commonly used in quantitative research.