Advantages of sampling in geography fieldwork

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 generalization to be made about other similar phenomena.

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