During week 4 you will be looking at Sampling Designs. In your current practice, which steps would a researcher use to obtain a sample of individuals? Describe the strengths and weaknesses of this sampling design. Convenience sample is the most common sampling method in nursing research. It can be assumed that if a study does not directly address the sampling method that the method was convenience. A convenience sample method is non-probability based so you will want to look at ways to control bias. How can you get a random sample in nursing research?