random sampling


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ran′dom sam′pling


n.
a method of selecting a sample (ran′dom sam′ple) from a statistical population so that every sample that could be selected has a predetermined probability of being selected.
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Noun1.random sampling - the selection of a random sample; each element of the population has an equal chance of been selected
sampling - (statistics) the selection of a suitable sample for study
lucky dip - a selection or decision purely at random; "their system of hiring people seemed to be a sort of lucky dip"
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Even within the stratified random sampling framework, there is some technical variation across states.
Undergraduate students of BS Paramedical Sciences were enrolled through simple random sampling.
A few days earlier, on March 8-11, SWS had done face-to-face interviews of 1,200 validated voters, drawn nationwide by means of standard SWS random sampling procedures.
Although random sampling may be achieved in different ways (and each time it is possible to make an unbiased sampling and research), the results may vary in efficiency depending on the heterogeneity of the specimen itself [2].
Among them are simple random sampling, stratified random sampling, systematic sampling cluster sampling, two-stage cluster sampling, and estimating the population size.
The stratified random sampling method was used to select students while the purposive and random sampling techniques were used to select heads of departments and lecturers respectively.
The three step approach to run Monte Carlo simulation for random sampling plan is presented next.
Users can choose the level of scanning they want to perform from a random sampling to a detailed examination.
The researchers found in a random sampling of 1,582 individuals from the Atlanta metropolitan area that 12.
In a report by Reuters, potentially harmful levels of manganese were found in a random sampling of supplements including products sold as glucosamine sulfate.
Our membership is very diverse-large and small companies, publicly and privately owned-so we met with a random sampling of members from each type of company.