While it is assumed that random sampling methods are superior to convenience sampling
methods due to the bias that may be introduced, these findings suggest that there may not be a significant difference between the two methods.
is often used in surveying LGBTTQ community members because of their low incidence in the population and the consequent expense of obtaining a representative sample, as well as issues associated with willingness to disclose sexual orientation.
means signing up anyone who meets study entry requirements and volunteers for a study.
2006) claimed that "some form of convenience sampling
is typically adopted in practice.
The study used convenience sampling
to map the characteristics of individual workplaces.
The convenience sampling
from a unique distance education program may also limit generalizability.