QNT 561 Week 3 DQ 2 -
Class, a simple random sample is a great way to ensure that every possible subset of population members can be equally selected. However, there are cases in which this may not be the desired outcome.
For instance, imagine a company interested in conducting a survey or asking employees about ways to increase diversity with respect to gender. Also imagine that the company only has 5% of the workforce represented by females. In a situation in which you are interested in increasing diversity, would you want to leave the sampling of employees up to complete chance? It would be very likely that your sample would not have representation both genders. Would this give you a reasonable perspective on ways to increase diversity?