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HSM Problems and Research

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HSM Problems and Research

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Factors which must be considered in determining the appropriate sample size

The Size of the Population

Population size influences the sample size because the research should select the

appropriate size that provides adequate information about the population of interest. Thus, a

smaller population will require a smaller sample size, while a larger population requires a larger

sample size (Forister & Blessing, 2019).

The Precision Level

It is also essential to consider the anticipated precision level or the desired accuracy of

the research before selecting a sample size (Forister & Blessing, 2019). For example, a higher

precision level will require the researcher to select a larger sample size.

Population Variability

The researcher needs to consider the heterogeneity of the population of interest when

selecting a sample size. For example, a highly variable population should be studied using a

larger sample size to increase variability (Forister & Blessing, 2019).

Confidence Level

The researcher should also consider the confidence level when determining the sample

size. For example, a larger sample size is appropriate if the researcher wants to attain a higher

level of confidence (Forister & Blessing, 2019).

Sampling Technique

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The method used for sampling should also be considered to determine the sample size.

The researcher is likely to select …

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