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ERIC Number: EJ949058
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0094-730X
Public Attitudes toward Stuttering in Turkey: Probability versus Convenience Sampling
Ozdemir, R. Sertan; St. Louis, Kenneth O.; Topbas, Seyhun
Journal of Fluency Disorders, v36 n4 p262-267 Dec 2011
Purpose: A Turkish translation of the "Public Opinion Survey of Human Attributes-Stuttering" ("POSHA-S") was used to compare probability versus convenience sampling to measure public attitudes toward stuttering. Method: A convenience sample of adults in Eskisehir, Turkey was compared with two replicates of a school-based, probability cluster sampling scheme. Results: The two replicates of the probability sampling scheme yielded similar demographic samples, both of which were different from the convenience sample. Components of subscores on the "POSHA-S" were significantly different in more than half of the comparisons between convenience and probability samples, indicating important differences in public attitudes. Conclusions. If "POSHA-S" users intend to generalize to specific geographic areas, results of this study indicate that probability sampling is a better research strategy than convenience sampling. Educational objectives: The reader will be able to: (1) discuss the difference between convenience sampling and probability sampling; (2) describe a school-based probability sampling scheme; and (3) describe differences in "POSHA-S" results from convenience sampling versus probability sampling. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey