SIMPLE RANDOM SAMPLING - Each subject in the population has an equal chance of being selected regardless of what other subjects have or will be selected. While this is desirable, it may not be possible.
A random number table or computer program is often employed to generate a list of random numbers to use.
A simple procedure is to place the names from the population is a hat and draw out the number of names one wishes to use for a sample.
Del Siegle, Ph.D.
Neag School of Education - University of Connecticut