By Justin Shay
On Feb. 16 and 17, the Data Collection group of the SMC Covid Action Network (CAN!) distributed a survey seeking feedback from students about their experience with the new Covid-19 testing procedures. The response from the student body was incredible.
The level of confidence associated with a study is a function that depends on the population of the group being surveyed, as well the sample size. St. Michael’s College has a student body of around 1600 undergraduates, so to achieve a 99% confidence with 5% room for error, an appropriate sample would be 469. We received over 500!