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## sam·pling

(săm′plĭng)
n.
1. Statistics See sample.
2.
a. The act, process, or technique of selecting an appropriate sample.
b. A small portion, piece, or segment selected as a sample.

## sampling

(ˈsɑːmplɪŋ)
n
1. (Statistics) the process of selecting a random sample
2. (Statistics) a variant of sample2
3. (Pop Music) the process of taking a short extract from (a record) and mixing it into a different backing track
4. (Telecommunications) a process in which a continuous electrical signal is approximately represented by a series of discrete values, usually regularly spaced

## sam•pling

(ˈsæm plɪŋ, ˈsɑm-)

n.
1. the act or process of selecting a sample for testing.
2. the sample so selected.
[1630–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 sampling - (statistics) the selection of a suitable sample for studyselection, choice, option, pick - the act of choosing or selecting; "your choice of colors was unfortunate"; "you can take your pick"random sampling - the selection of a random sample; each element of the population has an equal chance of been selectedproportional sampling, representative sampling, stratified sampling - the population is divided into subpopulations (strata) and random samples are taken of each stratumstatistics - a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters 2 sampling - items selected at random from a population and used to test hypotheses about the populationacceptance sampling - a statistical procedure for accepting or rejecting a batch of merchandise or documents; involves determining the maximum number of defects discovered in a sample before the entire batch is rejecteddistribution, statistical distribution - (statistics) an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrencestatistics - a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parametersrandom sample - a sample in which every element in the population has an equal chance of being selectedproportional sample, representative sample, stratified sample - the population is divided into strata and a random sample is taken from each stratum 3 sampling - measurement at regular intervals of the amplitude of a varying waveform (in order to convert it to digital form)measurement, measuring, mensuration, measure - the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule; "the measurements were carefully done"; "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"telecom, telecommunication - (often plural) systems used in transmitting messages over a distance electronically
Translations
vzorkování
näyteotantasamplaussämpläys

[ˈsɑːmplɪŋ] N

## sampling

n (of food)Kostprobe f; (of wine)Weinprobe f; (Statistics) → Stichprobenverfahren nt
attr (Statistics) → Stichproben-; sampling errorFehler mim Stichprobenverfahren

## sam·pling

n. muestreo; hacer muestras; selección partitiva;
random ______ al azar.
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Occasions arise when researchers encounter problems recruiting participants and for practical purposes might, in addition to purposive sampling, resort to convenience sampling where participants are in close proximity to the researcher.
Regarding sample numbers, the use of smaller samples in qualitative interviewing is appropriate due to the use of purposive sampling (Creswell, 2009; Patton, 2002) of "information-rich cases for study in depth .
The researcher adopts purposive sampling to choose a sample of "thirteen posters" which are then analyzed and the researcher has come out with some findings and recommendations
Purposive sampling for maximum variation was used in the mixed methods study design.
Because the sought out participants were acquired indiscriminately from lists of members of housing developer associations, contractor associations and professional bodies who work in firms that operate in Penang, purposive sampling was used.
A non-probability purposive sampling technique was used to target at-risk Latino college students from the university site for inclusion in this pilot study.
Set in Russia, this study uses purposive sampling and grounded theory to develop detailed frameworks for understanding the ways that foreign LSPs' resources, and capabilities are adapted to an emerging market business context.
Limitations of the study include purposive sampling and a small sample size.
The OEH dataset was largely collected to develop soil-landscape maps and had a purposive sampling scheme based on characterising typical soil profiles for individual soil types.
In the first stage a purposive sampling of one local government area each (Katsina- Ala, Markurdi and Otukpo, respectively) was drawn from each of the zones based on the fact they consist of major urban centers in the State; In the second stage a purposive selection of one town from each of the selected Local Government areas while in the last stage a random selection of 50 households from each town was made to give a total of 150 households.
A nonrandom sampling method, namely purposive sampling, was used to select the sample.
First engaging with the three strategies of theoretical, purposeful, and purposive sampling, the initial chapters use three cases to illustrate the empiricism of grounded theory and theoretical sampling from the traditions of positivism to constructivism, the practicality and judgments of the researcher implementing purposeful sampling strategies, and the interpretive analytic induction of theoretical or purposive sampling, with examples of these methodologies in practice.

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