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    I had an assignment in which was to conduct a pilot study. I did mine by using a Survey carried out on a forum in which I sought out volunteers.

    I'm just typing up my report, and there is a section where I have to write about sampling.

    How will you choose your participants, what sampling procedures did you use, consider the advantages and disadvantages of the methods that you did not use, what are the advantages and disadvantages of the methods that you did choose?


    I'm kind of stumped here. Any advice?

    Also, I need to write about ethical guidelines. I have wrote about how informed consent is not an issue due the fact the participants are volunteers. What other ethic issues could I write about?
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    Is this GCSE?
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    No, Access Course which is equiv to A Levels.
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    Just mention that the volunteers were a range of ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations........in order to avoid bias.
    random sampling is best at avoiding bias, as if you hand pick the volunteers for the survey, inevitably, there will be bias
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