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## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : How To Do Stratified Random Sampling

Which of the following is an example of stratified random sampling when obtaining a sample of high school students?

**Possible Answers:**

Choosing students at random from an AP Statistics class at a high school

Choosing students sitting in one random section of the cafeteria at a high school

Choosing students at random from each of four different grade levels at a high school

Choosing students at random from a high school

Choosing students at random from a specific grade level at a high school

**Correct answer:**

Choosing students at random from each of four different grade levels at a high school

In order for there to be a stratified random sample, the target population must be split into different groups (i.e. grade levels). The sample population must be selected at random from each of these groups (i.e. choosing students from each of four different grade levels or groups). The other examples, although random, are not specifically stratified in their sampling methodology.

### Example Question #2 : How To Do Stratified Random Sampling

A study testing the effect of caffeine on mental performance invited participants for an experiment. The participants were selected randomly. people were selected from men who did not drink coffee. were selected from women who did not drink cofee. were selected from men who regularly drank coffee, and from women who regularly drank coffee. What type of sampling method is this?

**Possible Answers:**

Simple Random Sampling

Stratified Random Sampling

Systematic Sampling

Convenience Sampling

Group Sampling

**Correct answer:**

Stratified Random Sampling

Stratified Sampling is the method of randomly selecting subjects from various stratum, or subsets of the population. In this case, there were 4 stratum from which participants were randomly selected.

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