Adequate Sample

Adequate Sample

In statistics, a sample size considered to be sufficiently large to be predictive. This is important whether one is polling an election or the potential popularity of a new product. It is also important, especially in marketing, that the adequate sample include enough members of a product's target demographic.
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Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL) for research: obtaining adequate sample yield.
Russell has not established that the number of female candidates selected was disproportionate compared to the number of qualified female candidates; nor does she provide an adequate sample size.
When Moran obtained permission to unearth the jawbones, some were too badly decomposed to provide an adequate sample. In those cases, the sheriffs department had to exhume the bodies to obtain better samples.
Despite a lack of formal mining value education, the court noted that the Woolford Appraiser appraised an adequate sample population of sand and gravel mines or comparable mineral deposits.
(25,26) Recently published commentary by van Zante and Ljung (22) discuss the importance of correct technique and application of ROSE in FNAs for obtaining an adequate sample that is superior to that of a core needle biopsy sample.
Measuring perception requires an adequate sample whether in terms of size or design.
Sweat-based glucose sensing is attractive for managing exercise-induced hypoglycemia because the measurement is performed during or immediately after exercise when there is enough sweat to obtain an adequate sample, said Choi.
Strengths of the study included adequate sample size for assessing duration of wound healing and follow-up of at least 6 months for all the patients.
A valid study requires an adequate sample size if statistically significant data is to be generated.
Obtaining an adequate sample from liver biopsy for accurate interpretation and diagnosis of underlying disease depends on multiple factors.
Insufficient sample acquisition was not the most significant reason for the low testing rate seen; cytological sampling was almost as effective as histological methods at acquiring adequate sample for analysis.
The keys to a good scalp biopsy in a patient with alopecia are to take an adequate sample of scalp in both size and degree of involvement.