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Subject:Re: survey taking From:Elisa Miller <emiller -at- SMTPGWY -dot- ISINET -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 17 Oct 1995 11:07:45 -0400
You answered several of the questions yourself. If the
problem affects all groups equally, you should not weigh one
groups' answers more heavily over the others. In the
essence of time, you would be better off taking a smaller
sample from all of the groups than concentrating on one. By
using a sample from each of the groups, you can compare
their responses and get an idea where each of the groups
stand on the issue. This is much preferred over
concentrating your efforts on one group, which might differ
significantly on the the issue that the other gorups.
There are a number of books on conducting surveys, I would
certainly check one out.
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