# sampling

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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
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## sam•pling

(ˈsæm plɪŋ, ˈsɑm-)

n.
1. the act or process of selecting a sample for testing.
2. the sample so selected.
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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
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Translations
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## sampling

[ˈsɑːmplɪŋ] N
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## sampling

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

n. muestreo; hacer muestras; selección partitiva;
random ______ al azar.
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After discussion of why familiarity with dental statistics is important, chapters review study design, including pilot studies, public and patient involvement in research, ethical considerations, common types of design, and methods of sampling; normal distribution, diagnostic testing, and the concept of sampling variation; analysis of dental data, with an emphasis on the use of null hypotheses and the interpretation of confidence intervals; how a review of the dental literature can be applied to modify everyday dental practice; and the process of developing a dental paper from the drafting of a report to publication in a journal.
Terza takes issue with the assumption of fixed X If the overarching assumption is changed to random sampling from the population of ([y.sub.i], [X.sub.i]), then a second term that accounts for the sampling variation of the average over [X.sub.i] enters the asymptotic variance of [[??].sub.k].
Although the bias demonstrated in this plot is great enough to interfere with a clinical diagnosis of hyper- or hypophosphatemia, more work needs to be done to verify this observed bias and to determine if sampling variation is creating or obscuring a real trend.
"That may simply be random sampling variation from one poll to the next, but this poll suggests that far from challenging the Tories for second place in the Assembly election, Ukip may even put them in danger of coming fourth in the popular vote."
The BJS describes trend data in the NCVS reports as genuine only if there is at least a 90 percent certainty that the measured changes are not the result of sampling variation. The UCR Program bases its data on the actual counts of offenses reported by law enforcement agencies.
One possibility was just bad luck through sampling variation. But the probability of that is less than one in 1,000.
Comparisons drawn in the bullets have been tested for statistical significance at the 0.05 level using Student's statistics to insure that the differences are larger than those that might be expected due to sampling variation. Many of the variables examined are related to one another, and complex interactions and relationships have not been explored.
For example, is the percent difference in the price index between regions r and t too large to be attributed to sampling variation? And what is a 90% confidence interval for the percent difference in the quantity index between the two regions?
Hence, sampling variation reflects heterogeneity in the distribution of the targeted mRNA relative to that of total RNA in the tissue and is not due, for example, to different quantities of material processed.
All other categories and regions also showed increases, except for Hispanic-headed households, but were within ranges that could have resulted from sampling variation.
Much of the scatter in the points is due to sampling variation arising from the small sample size for the pairwise combinations, as can be seen from the expected sampling variation for a typical point.

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