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Public opinion A member of the City Council has proposed a resolution opposing construction of a new state prison there. The council members decide they want to assess public opinion before they vote on this resolution. Below are some of the methods that are proposed to sample local residents to determine the level of public support for the resolution. Match each with one of the listed sampling techniques.

___ a) Place an announcement in the newspaper asking people to call their council representatives to register their opinions. Council members will tally the calls they receive.
___ b) Have each council member survey 50 friends, neighbors, or co-workers.
___ c) Have the Board of Elections assign each voter a number, then select 400 of them using a random number table.
___ d) Go to a downtown street corner, a grocery store, and a shopping mall; interview 100 typical shoppers at each location.
___ e) Randomly pick 50 voters from each election district.
___ f) Call every 500th person in the phone book.
___ g) Randomly pick several city blocks, then randomly pick 10 residents from each block.
___ h) Randomly select several city blocks; interview all the adults living on each block.
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