It been a while since I last published a "How To..." video on YouTube (five and a half months to be precise). Today, while browsing through a Research in Education book I came across a short piece on random selection of a sample from a larger population using Excel. I decided to try this for myself and thought such a video might be useful. Using Excel's Data Analysis Tookpak, it is very easy to do - the video is just 3 minutes and 22 seconds long.
Random sampling is an important technique in Statistics. Every researcher must be careful to avoid bias in sampling, otherwise experiments may be compromised and you may end up with meaningless or misleading results. Here's the video...
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