Sampling or Assignment?

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Each discipline has its own vocabulary, terms it uses to identify key concepts and processes. Sample, to psychologists, refers to those people (participants) a researcher is studying, while assignment refers to the treatment conditions assigned to a participant. A worksheet asks high schoolers enrolled in a psychology class, to label five difference scenarios as examples of sampling or of assignment.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Ask individuals to craft their own examples of a sampling and of a assignment
  • Project page one of the activity that explains the task and copy only page two
Classroom Considerations
  • Presumes the class has discussed the five "Key Points to Remember" reference
  • The first activity in a three-part series on psychology research methods and statistics 
  • Includes an answer key with detailed explanations
  • None
Common Core