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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCB05H3
Professor
Ann Mullen
Semester
Fall

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2 Kinds of GeneralizabilitySample Generalizabilitywhen the conclusion based on a sample or subset of a larger population holds true for that population eg voting works for Canadian population or Dalton dinner example for most OntarionsCrossPopulation Generalizabilityexists when findings about one group population or setting hold true for other groups populations or setting also called external validityeg harder kind to do lets say we do a sample of all sociology major but generalize it all UTSC students so there is a flaw since there are going to be doing it for all students so on safe groups sample students of UFT with other universities in Ontario so some similaritiesKey TermsON EXAMPopulation the theoretically specified group of elements to which a researcher would like to generalizecensus they say that they have studied everyone but obviously they missed people such as homeless people in jailStudy PopulationL the group of elements from which a researcher actually samples to which she would like to generalizesample a number of individual cases a subset drawn from a larger populationeg
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