Document Type : Original Article


1 M.A. in TESL, Northern Arizona University

2 M.A. in TESL, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

3 Herat University

4 M.A TESOL from Indiana University of Pennsylvania


Simple random sampling is a widely utilized sampling method in quantitative studies with survey instruments. It is asserted that simple random sampling is favorable in homogeneous and uniformly selected populations. In this selection method, all the individuals have an equal opportunity to participate in the study where the selection process is entirely based on luck. The simple random sampling has benefits and drawbacks associated with it. It ensures unbiased, representative, and equal probability of the population; on the other hand, it can be cumbersome, rarely supported with readily available list of population, and challenging when population is heterogeneous and widely dispersed.