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random sampling

noun, Statistics.
1.
a method of selecting a sample (random sample) from a statistical population in such a way that every possible sample that could be selected has a predetermined probability of being selected.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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Examples from the web for random sampling
  • Even with random sampling, people in the population have unequal probabilities of inclusion in the survey.
  • The bedrock on which the study is founded is the same as that on which opinion polls are built: random sampling.
  • What follows isn't a random sampling of movement opinion.
  • random sampling ensures that monitoring data are unbiased and representative of the monitoring unit.
  • The purest form of random sampling is called simple or completely random sampling.
  • Considerable knowledge of audit sampling techniques, such as random sampling and stratified random sampling.

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