representative sampling

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Noun1.representative sampling - the population is divided into subpopulations (strata) and random samples are taken of each stratum
sampling - (statistics) the selection of a suitable sample for study
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The Longitudinal Emergency Medical Technician Attributes and Demographics Study (LEADS) provides a representative sampling of EMTs throughout the United States.
This slender compendium providing those new to his poetry with a representative sampling (he has eight published books of poetry to his credit), is enhanced with the inclusion of an essay by McKay, 'The Shell of the Tortise', in which he presents his relationship to the earth, to metamorphosis, and to language.
An environmental assessment must be conducted before any collection takes place and the divers must share a "representative sampling" of the artifacts with the state Office of History and Archeology.
The gorgeous Spirits Speak: A Celebration Of African Masks (3791332287, $49.95) edited by Peter Stepan with contributions by Iris Hahner gathers a representative sampling of African masks from the world's leading museums and private collections, choosing samples which reflect powerful artistry and spiritual meaning alike.

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