Online surveys

Surveys are subject to a variety of different forms of error. One error that is easy to predict and quantify is the error produced by interviewing a random sample rather than the entire population when a surveyor is seeking the opinion of the masses. Utilizing statistics, the surveyor can calculate the sampling’s margin of error within plus or minus a few percentage points.

To complete the Discussion activity, please do the following:

Answer each question fully. Use a minimum of 250 words for a complete discussion post.

Online surveys have become common due to the ease of distribution. Discuss how random Internet-based surveys really are, explaining your rationale.
Is it really possible to report a margin of error for Internet-based surveys? Why or why not?
Please provide a link to an outside source that supports your position. Outside sources include materials outside of the textbook, such as a website.
Your initial response should address the question in the Topic question. It should be substantial and follow the grading rubric below.
Should focus on creating topical depth connections with peers to gain a varied and new insight into the topic.