Quota Sample

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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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Field testing was conducted using a 20% quota sample of 30 interviewees representing the population under study.
The GSS in the early days was a quota sample: quota sampling is the irresistible norm in France even today.
The existing CES is a quota sample whose inception more than fifty years ago predated the introduction of probability sampling as the internationally recognized standard for sample surveys.
Currently the payroll survey relies on a quota sample; its inception more than fifty years ago predates the introduction of probability sampling as the internationally recognized standard for sample surveys.