More Sampling Methods Day 2 (Topic 3.3)

Chapter 4 - Day 3

Learning Targets
  • Describe how to select a sample using stratified random sampling, cluster sampling, and systematic random sampling, and explain whether a particular sampling method is appropriate in a given situation.

Activity: How Much Do Fans Love Justin Timberlake? Day 2
Answer Key:

For Day 2, students compare estimates made using a simple random sample, a cluster sample, and a systematic random sample. Students discover that the cluster and systematic random sampling methods both produce estimates with lower variability than estimates made using an SRS. You can now use the Justin Timberlake context to help students understand the difference between stratified and cluster samples.