Sociologists: What kind of sampling method is it when you make an open survey that anyone can answer?
I made an online survey for a sociological research project. It’s open so anyone can participate in it. (I ask them to specify specific demographic info like age and gender in the questions) It’s definitely not random sampling, nor is representative and I’m really not sure what to call it now that I have to describe my methodology and data collection in my final paper.
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