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FIXED SAMPLE

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French Equivalent: Échantillon fixe

Definition:
When a survey is repeated on several occasions, but observations are taken on the same sample instead of a new sample for each occasion, the sample is said to be fixed.

Source Publication:
A Dictionary of Statistical Terms, 5th edition, prepared for the International Statistical Institute by F.H.C. Marriott. Published for the International Statistical Institute by Longman Scientific and Technical.

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Sunday, May 19, 2002

Last updated on Monday, April 28, 2003