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The Goal in Designing a Sample

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Which of the following best describes the goal of sample design?

A

To include all individuals within the population in our sample.

B

To gather a sample quickly and in a way that saves money.

C

To create a sample that is truly representative of the population of interest.

D

To choose individuals from the population of interest using a method that involves random selection.

E

To have a sample in which every possible opinion on the matter under study is equally represented.