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SAMPLING FRAME

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Definition:
A list of all members of a population used as a basis for sampling.

Context:
Without such a frame, or its equivalent, methods of sampling with assured properties such unbiasedness are not available. The frame in effect defines the study population.

Source Publication:
The International Statistical Institute, “The Oxford Dictionary of Statistical Terms”, edited by Yadolah Dodge, Oxford University Press, 2003.

Cross References:
Frame
Sample

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, December 20, 2005