### Home > INT3 > Chapter 4 > Lesson 4.2.2 > Problem 4-54

Samples from specific situations are not likely to create representative random samples.

Call one number from each page of an online phone listing for your town between noon and 2 p.m.

Not likely; this samples the population of people with phone numbers listed online that are home midday.

Also, we only get responses from those who agree to participate.Survey each person leaving a local grocery store.

Survey each person leaving a local movie theater.

Walk around downtown and survey every fourth person you see.

Could you make a representative sample by surveying a few people from each of the situations described in parts (a) through (d)? Explain, and consider what problems might still remain.