What is the generalizability of a study?

Very simply, generalizability is a measure of how useful the results of a study are for a broader group of people or situations. If the results can only be applied to a very narrow population or in a very specific situation, the results have poor generalizability.

How do you do generalization in research?

Probability sampling procedures are considered effective to increase generalization of a study. Using a sample of participants who are representative of the population is key for making generalization from sample to population.

How do you make a study more generalizable?

To increase our confidence in the generalizability of the study, it would have to be repeated with the same exercise program but with different providers in different settings (either worksites or countries) and yield the same results.

When can you generalize from a sample?

Most recent answer. The generalization of the findings from one sample can only be done for the population of similar character. However, in recent times statisticians are objecting generalisation of results for any population. They opine that the results for the sample can only be generalised for the sample only.

What is an example of a generalization?

When you make a statement about all or most of the people or things together, you are making a generalization. For example: – All birds have wings. – Many children eat cereal for breakfast.

Where can you use Slovin’s formula?

When Slovin’s formula is used If you have no idea about a population’s behavior, use Slovin’s formula to find the sample size. The formula (sometimes written as Sloven’s formula) was formulated by Slovin in 1960. The error tolerance, e, can be given to you (for example, in a question).

Is Slovin’s Formula reliable?

In a number of research studies involving surveys, the so-called Slovin’s formula is used to determine the sample size. Unfortunately, many of these studies use the formula inappropriately, giving the wrong impression that it can be used in just about any sampling problem.

What is a good response rate for a survey?

A survey response rate of 50% or higher should be considered excellent in most circumstances. A high response rate is likely driven by high levels of motivation to complete the survey, or a strong personal relationship between business and customer. Survey response rates in the 5% to 30% range are far more typical.

How do you determine how many participants you need for a study?

All you have to do is take the number of respondents you need, divide by your expected response rate, and multiple by 100. For example, if you need 500 customers to respond to your survey and you know the response rate is 30%, you should invite about 1,666 people to your study (= 1,666).