Definition of Random sampling

1. Noun. The selection of a random sample; each element of the population has an equal chance of been selected.

Generic synonyms: Sampling
Specialized synonyms: Lucky Dip

Medical Definition of Random sampling

1. A selection of elements by a formal randomizing device for purposes of inference about a population of inference from that population in such a way that the probability of each possible outcome may be precisely specified in advance; the inferences are necessarily stochastic. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Random Sampling

random amplified polymorphic DNA technique
random coil
random function
random functions
random mating equilibrium
random mechanism
random memory
random number
random number generator
random number generators
random numbers
random pattern flap
random sample
random samples
random sampling (current term)
random seed
random sequence
random variable
random variables
random walk
random walker
random waves

Literary usage of Random sampling

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Usage and Usability Assessment: Library Practices and Concerns by Denise Troll Covey (2002)
"Textbooks outline several different methods for selecting subjects from each sampling unit designated in a study: • random sampling. To represent the target ..."

2. Monitoring Bird Populations by Point Counts edited by C. John Ralph, John R. Sauer, Sam Droege (1998)
"Completely random sampling is rarely used in point count studies for both theoretical and logistical reasons, but obtaining unbiased estimates requires some ..."

3. Basic Procedures for Agroeconomic Research by International Rice Research Institute (1991)
"In most cases involving probability samples, respondents are randomly selected by one of thew random sampling techniques: • simple random sampling, ..."

4. Wheat Policy Reform in Egypt: Adjustment of Local Markets and Options for by Mylène Kherallah (2001)
"Conclusions and Policy Implications 148 Appendix 1: Additional Data for Egypt 156 Appendix 2: Stratified random sampling Method for the Egypt Wheat ..."

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