I finished my sampling assignment before my article analysis, but I did not comment on the process very much. I found random sampling to be somewhat relaxing. Although I had a few glitches along the way, the process reminded me of plugging numbers into an Algebra equation. The odd part about that statement is that I hate math in any form, but I found random sampling to be somewhat cathartic. I knew that I was going to receive a number, and I knew that number was going to correspond with a person. It was nice to know that there was going to be an outcome.
I am glad that I did my sampling assignment before I completed my article analysis because it made me look a little more closely at the way the research was completed. I also felt as if I understood why the researchers did the experiment in the way that they did. Overall, the sampling assignment wasn’t terrible. Considering that I am exhausted and whiney, I think something being “not terrible” is an excellent compliment.