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DIRECT SAMPLING

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French Equivalent: Sondage direct

Definition:
A term used when the sample units are the actual members of the population and not, for instance, some kind of record relating to such numbers, such as census form, ticket or registration card.

The term is related to the directness of the observation of the units which enter into the sample, not to the process by which they are selected.

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.

Cross References:
Indirect sampling

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Thursday, May 23, 2002

Last updated on Tuesday, March 04, 2003