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sample

  1. part of a total population that can be analysed to make inferences about the whole population (see SAMPLING).
  2. a small amount of raw material or finished product whose quality or performance can be tested as a guide to the quality or performance of a whole batch of material or product (see QUALITY CONTROL, ACCEPTANCE SAMPLING).
  3. a small trial pack of a product or brand which is used to encourage buyers to try it out (see SALES PROMOTION).
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Survey data were analyzed by region as simple random samples, except British Columbia, where the sample design was stratified with optimum allocation of effort and could not be treated as a simple random sample.
Thus, these data represent complex samples rather than simple random samples. Researchers, therefore, cannot conduct their data analyses as they would when using a simple random sample.
The survey respondents were not a simple random sample of RNZFB members, with the working-age membership being over-sampled.
Each group is a simple random sample from its population.
An unbiased simple random sample of eighty fourth-year students (2006/2007) of the English Department at the Faculty of Education in Kafr El-Sheikh has been chosen to carry out the experiment.
A simple random sample of the population served by PPHC was used, divided into six strata representing the six health subcenters.
The following abridged version of one asynchronous discussion thread involving the interpretation of the definition of simple random sample (SRS) demonstrates the power of the withhold intervention.
For MA plans with Medicare populations of more than 1,000 members, a simple random sample of 1,000 members is selected for the baseline survey.
This number is the number of cases in your sample required to achieve the same precision as one case in the simple random sample. The sample size can be divided by the design effect to produce an effective sample size.
The precision of simple random sample estimates with both n (number of random samples) and v' (number of random samples plus the number of adaptive network samples, not edge units) was contrasted with that of the adaptive estimators described above.

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