Drawing a Sample with Desired Properties from Population in R Package “drawsample”


Eğitimde ve Psikolojide Ölçme ve Değerlendirme Dergisi, vol.11, no.4, pp.405-429, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.21031/epod.790449
  • Title of Journal : Eğitimde ve Psikolojide Ölçme ve Değerlendirme Dergisi
  • Page Numbers: pp.405-429


The aim of this study is to develop an R package called drawsample, which will be used to draw samples with the desired properties from a real data set. In accordance with the aim of the study, a sample with the desired properties can be drawn by purposive sampling with determining several conditions, such as deviation from normality (skewness and kurtosis) and sample size. Different applications of the package drawsample are illustrated using real data from the "Science and Technology(Score_1)" and "Social Studies (Score_2)" subtests of 6th Grade Public Boarding and Scholarship Examinations (PBSE). As the importance given to research with real data has increased in recent years, a good approach would be to draw a sample of the population. With this package, it is expected that researchers will draw samples as close as possible to the desired properties from the population or a large sample. It is thought that using the drawn samples obtained from real data with package drawsample will provide an alternative to simulation studies as well as a complement for these studies.