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Quota Sample

In focus groups, the predetermination to include only a certain number of persons from stated demographic groups. The quota sample system allows focus groups to be representative while keeping them manageable. For example, a quota sample may limit itself to three persons under 25, three between 25 and 50, and three over 50.
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In this study a cross-sectional design, quota sampling by age and sex of participants and a semi-structured interview in a household survey in the semi-urban area of Mankweng in the Limpopo Province are used.
We used quota sampling to get significant numbers whose parents were using some form of independent living facility, ALF, or SNF.
The results are based on samples where quota sampling and weighting are employed to balance demographics and ensure that the sample's composition reflects that of the actual population according to Census data.