Mixed Sampling Method: An Innovative Sampling Method

  • K Suresh Guest Teacher Educator (GTE), Department of Physical Science Education, Government College of Education, Orathanad, Thanjavur Dt, Tamil Nadu, India
  • P Srinivasan Associate Professor, Department of Education, School of Education, Central University of Tamilnadu (CUTN), Thiruvarur Dt, Tamil Nadu, India


If any type of social science research, the sampling procedure is an essential aspect. It is the main task of the researcher to identify the representative sample. Normally, little confusion would come up when the researcher selects appropriate sampling method to select sample from population. An ideal sample produces better research output as well as frees from of type I and II errors. The selection of sample mostly depends on the sampling frame or the nature of population. Sometimes sampling bias may affect the representativeness and its results. The knowledge about sampling techniques of the researcher leads a way to identify precise sampling procedure. Because, it has different kinds of sampling techniques under two categories such as probability and non probability sampling methods. These are all are used for a single population. But in two different populations, everyone needs to follow a new and innovative sampling procedure. For solving this problem, the authors of this paper introduce a new and innovative sampling method that is mixed sampling method and it is justified with illustrations

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Suresh, K., & Srinivasan, P. (2017). Mixed Sampling Method: An Innovative Sampling Method. Shanlax International Journal of Education, 5(4), 1-10. Retrieved from https://www.shanlaxjournals.in/journals/index.php/education/article/view/2685