Sampling Approaches & Squires Argument on Racism Discussion & Replies
- Differentiate between randomized and nonrandomized approaches to sampling populations. Discuss the importance of the role of sampling when conducting research. 200 words
When a randomized approach to sampling is used, participants that are selected display elements that are both different and the same as other participants. Randomized sampling provides an accurate representation of an environment or area where the participants are gathered from. If a non-randomized approach to sampling is used, this means a select group has been narrowed down and specifically chosen, and for this reason is does not provide an accurate conclusion for a researcher due to its limits on who can provide feedback. 100 words
Tom Segura seems like an unlikely choice for a conversation about race: he’s a white comedian married to another white comedian. He hosts a podcast that features many other white comedians, as well as a second podcast hosted by yet another white comedian. Still, his standup material often addresses white discomfort around race in complicated ways.
For your initial post: Based on your reading, choose one specific argument from Squires’ chapter and apply it to a specific example from the Segura standup special. Consider the following: what does this argument from Squires do to help us understand the cultural work Segura accomplishes through his standup? What might Squires need to revise, update, adjust, or add to her argument if she studied Segura as part of her study? Be specific and remember that Squires is part of your audience now and, because “the goal of a good argument is to add to the readers’ understanding,” your job is to imagine yourself in a conversation with Squires. She’s told you her position on post-racial media, and now it’s your opportunity to say something like, “I think you (Squires) make a great point about ______. I saw a special by Tom Segura and, based on what I saw, we can revise/update/adjust/or add to your argument that ______.”
Tom Segura’s Mostly Stories (on Netflix)