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From:  "Angus B. Grieve-Smith"
Date:  Sat Apr 6, 2002  1:59 pm
Subject:  Re: Survey (fwd)

Hillary tells me that she meant to send this to the list.

-Angus B. Grieve-Smith
Linguistics Department
University of New Mexico

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Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2002 09:49:31 -0600 (CST)
From: Hillary G Hittner
To: Angus Grieve-Smith
Subject: Re: Survey

A survey most definetely does not have to have a random sample for
statistical analysis, especially when I am working with a specific
population. I am giving the survey to individuals all over the
state-California, New Mexico, Washington, Minnesota, etc. In the perfect
situation, yes-a random sample would be great but how do you suggest I go
about doing that as an undergraduate student. I am sure I could go to the
state departments and ask for a list of all the Deaf/Hard of hearing
adults and then make a random selection. Unfortunately, I am working on
this project alone and dont have the power to do that. It was difficult
enough to get this study approved by my institutional review board. I
believe strongly in this study and think it is a good way to look at
Deaf/Hard of hearing beliefs on literacy for a change.

Thank you for your input and question-and believe me I have thought about it.


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