Assignment: Contrast conveniences sampling, purpose sampling, and random sampling.

Assignment: Contrast conveniences sampling, purpose sampling, and random sampling.

Assignment: Contrast conveniences sampling, purpose sampling, and random sampling.

1  Contrast conveniences sampling, purpose sampling, and random sampling. Discuss a situation that would be appropriate for using each. Discuss why each procedure is most appropriate for the given situation.


For the evaluation proposal that you are designing for your Unit 8 assignment:

  • Assess what types of data are most important and relevant to collect for the evaluation.
  • Analyze the best sources for data collection.
  • Propose data collection techniques and methods.
  • Assess what would be the best sampling techniques and methods to use.
  • Specify how data will be analyzed.
  • Provide a convincing rationale for all your choices.



This week we focused on ethical considerations when starting a consulting business. Create a discussion post related to the concepts in the readings for this week.

Here are some ideas for your post:

  • Provide one example of an ethical gray area or dilemma a consulting psychologist might encounter. (Examples can be found in the readings for this week.) Cite any standards from the APA’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct that inform your reply. Note what makes this dilemma challenging. Explain why it is important to have ethical decision-making practices in place before such situations arise.
  • Select a concept from your readings that you found particularly interesting, illuminating, or insightful. Discuss how you would apply what you learned to your professional life. Find other resources to support your thoughts.

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.