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- n. the selection of a random sample; each element of the population has an equal chance of been selected
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The use of survey methods in diffusion research tends to “destructure” human behavior: “Using random sampling of individuals, the survey is a sociological meat-grinder, tearing the individual from his social context and guaranteeing that nobody in the study interacts with anyone else in it.