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I have designed an online questionnaire that could be operated through a mobile phone. I plan to spread the questionnaire through my personal network. Is this way of data collection a scientific approach?

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Sherry Chan
28 April 2021
I have designed an online questionnaire that could be operated through a mobile phone. I plan to spread the questionnaire through my personal network. Is this way of data collection a scientific approach?

I have designed an online questionnaire that could be operated through a mobile phone. I plan to spread the questionnaire through my personal network. Is this way of data collection a scientific approach?

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Raymond Fung
28 April 2021

Go go go!

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Sherry Chan
28 April 2021

You are right. Let me think about it.

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Raymond Fung
28 April 2021

It is a convenient sampling, which lacks representativeness. I am afraid that the funders may challenge your choice of data collection method unless you can prove it is the best way. In a scientific survey, samples should be selected from a well-defined population by a probability sampling method.

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