Research/Experiments

Whats the difference between random assignment and random sampling?

Random sampling is when you are taking a group from your population to participate in your study. For example, putting everyone’s name in a hat and pulling out 25 people to complete a survey.

Random assignment is when you are doing an experiment and need to divide people into control/experimental groups. They need to have an equal chance of being placed into either group - again you could put all your participants name in a hat and then sort them that way.

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