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I am wondering why do we use a selective sample, instead of the census, in policy analysis such as social protection?

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Appear Wong
19 August 2021
I am wondering why do we use a selective sample, instead of the census, in policy analysis such as social protection?

I am wondering why do we use a selective sample, instead of the census, in policy analysis such as social protection?

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fierce@me.com
19 August 2021

Glad to hear.

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appear@msn.com
19 August 2021

That helps a lot!

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fierce@me.com
19 August 2021

First, it depends on whether the census could answer your research question. If not, then when the whole population is too large to study, it may be unfeasible to get information from the entire group. That is why we need to draw a sample to represent the whole group.

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