As a part of their customer-service program, United Airlines randomly selected 10 passengers from today’s 9 a.m. Chicago–Tampa flight. Each sampled passenger is to be inter-viewed in depth regarding airport facilities, service, and so on. To identify the sample, each passenger was given a number on boarding the aircraft. The numbers started with 001 and ended with 250.
a. Select 10 usable numbers at random using Appendix B.4.
b. The sample of 10 could have been chosen using a systematic sample. Choose the first number using Appendix B.4, and then list the numbers to be interviewed.
c. Evaluate the two methods by giving the advantages and possible disadvantages.
d. In what other way could a random sample be selected from the 250 passengers?