sampling method involves choosing /selecting part of the whole to represent the whole. the chosen portion is studied and its characteristics /views are taken to represent those of other similar features in the field.
the following are advantages of sampling in geography fieldwork
- It is time saving since few entities/items are chosen to represent the whole.
- Allows a detailed study of a sample to be made i.e. yields a lot of information.
- Unbiased data is obtained because the researcher comes into direct contact with the phenomena.
- It allows generalizations to be made about other similar phenomena.