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INVERSE SAMPLING

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French Equivalent: Échantillonnage binomial inverse

Definition:
A method of sampling which requires that drawings at random shall be continued until certain specified conditions dependent on the results of those drawings have been fulfilled, e.g. until a given number of individuals of specified type have emerged. In this sense it is allied to sequential sampling.

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 Tuesday, May 21, 2002

Last updated on Wednesday, April 07, 2004