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SAMPLE

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Definition:
A sample is a subset of a frame where elements are selected based on a randomised process with a known probability of selection.

Source Publication:
Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (UNECE), "Terminology on Statistical Metadata", Conference of European Statisticians Statistical Standards and Studies, No. 53, Geneva, 2000.

Cross References:
Co-ordination of samples
Sample design
Sample size
Sample survey
Sampling
Sampling fraction
Sampling frame
Sampling technique
Sampling unit
Schedule
Stratification

Hyperlink:
http://www.unece.org/stats/publications/53metadaterminology.pdf

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Glossary Output Segments:
SDMX

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, December 20, 2005