Homework Help: Math of Data

1. Mar 23, 2010

Yuan Wang

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Population: Patients at Toronto Hospitals(Population size-- 100,000)
Topic: Quality of Service

You are to conduct a survey on the above population to gather information upon the indicated topic. For this assignment, you must:

1.Describe a muti-stage sampling technique that will allow you to sample 500 former patients of Toronto hospitals. These patients must have spent at least one night in the hospital.

2.Create a one -page questionnaire that will be filled out by your sample group.

Notes on part 1:

Again, your random sampling technique should be a muti-stage technique. Explain the method selected at each stage,and give reasons. Assume that the hospitals will provide you with lists of patients at your request, but will not provide details of thieir illnesses.
Assume also that the former patients will cooperate with you and answer your questions willingly and honestly. Note that there are 8 hospitals in Toronto and they do not have the same number of patients.

The description of the sampling technique should be ! page in length.

In addition to describing the sampling technique in your text, you must also describe a hypothetical sampling situation in which you might accidentally introduce household bias --and how you avoided this.

Notes on Part 2:
Apart from biographical information on the individual, the questionnaire must address the topic above. It must contain a variety of question types, and must have an example of each of the folling:
* A ranking question
* A checklist question
* A rating question
* An open question that will collect quantitative data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

Who knows how to do it?
It's really hard ╮(╯▽╰)╭

Last edited: Mar 23, 2010