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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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We also drew a random sample of TM individuals from the same pool of subjects used to create the matched sample, equal in size to the matched sample, and enforced the same exclusion criteria.
He said that the second important consideration to the use of a truly random sample is the question being asked.
The questionnaire will be sent to a random sample of at least 3,300 of Calderdale's residents.
A table of results for nine random samples Water Shorter Tap Tooth Power Recycle Tank Shower Brushing Off My random sample 35% 73% 85% 58% 81% Random sample 2 27% 62% 81% 69% 77% Random sample 3 46% 54% 85% 65% 81% Random sample 4 46% 69% 96% 50% 81% Random sample 5 50% 77% 88% 69% 73% Random sample 6 50% 62% 85% 58% 81% Random sample 7 35% 69% 96% 62% 73% Random sample 8 42% 65% 85% 69% 77% Random sample 9 31% 73% 92% 65% 77% Figure 4.
"The investigation follows a positive result for one animal in a random sample.
The study compared ALP values in fasting and random samples of different ABO blood groups in both genders.
The first question suggests itself readily: Does a random sample chosen at the start of a weeks-long project remain a random sample at the end of the project?
Researchers looked at 100 phishing emails picked out of a random sample self-reported by Gmail users.
Session 6 delves upon elementary probability and explains how to simulate random sampling from a population and how to draw a random sample from a set of observations.
The finding of substantially lower values for the albumin-creatinine ratio for first-void samples provides support for some clinical guidelines, such as the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Clinical Practice Guideline for Evaluation and Management of Chronic Kidney Disease, which currently recommends following up an increased value obtained for a random sample with testing on a first morning void sample (6).
But after inspecting a random sample of 164 independent, voluntary aided and foundation schools and academies between November 2010 and June 2011, the HSE said the majority had adequate procedures in place.
The public opinion poll was conducted from the 1st to the 5th of April and covered a random sample of 1005 respondents representing the various demographic specimens of adult Palestinians (18 years and above) living in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip.