You are interested in conducting a descriptive study of the riders of Harley Davidson motorcycles. C

You are interested in conducting a
descriptive study of the riders of Harley Davidson motorcycles. Complete an
analysis of this population’s structure and characteristics using the checklist
provided below. Respond to each question on the checklist
1. On the following line, identify the
particular population you have chosen:
2. Now answer the following questions with
respect to the structure of the population:
a. Is the population a relatively
homogeneous group of individuals or other units? ___Yes ___No
b. Could the population be considered to
consist generally of equal “layers†each of which is fairly homogeneous in
structure? ___Yes ___No
c. Could the population be considered to be
composed of separate homogeneous layers differing in size and number of units
comprising them? ___Yes ___ No
d. Could the population be envisioned as
isolated islands or clusters of individual units, with the clusters being
similar to one another composition? ___Yes ___ No
3. Through what means would you extract a
representative sample from the total population? Describe your procedure below:
4. Have you guaranteed that your sample will be chosen by chance and yet will
be representative of your population? ___Yes ___No
5. If the preceding answer is yes, explain
how this will be done.
6. Indicate what means will be employed to
obtain the information you need from the sample.
7. What are the weaknesses inherent in this
method of obtaining the data?
8. What safeguards have you established to
counteract any potential bias in your approach to data collection? Be specific.