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French Equivalent: Échantillon défectueux

A sample resulting from an inquiry which has been incompletely carried out, e.g. because certain assigned individuals have not been examined, because records have been lost, or because (in plant or animal experiments) certain members have died.

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, March 3, 2003