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French Equivalent: Échantillonnage intensif

Like extensive sampling this expression may mean two different things, either:

(a) sampling in a particular area with a dense scatter of sampling points; or

(b) sampling wherein information on a restricted range of topics is sought by probing on them very deeply with an intricate schedule of questions.

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:
Extensive sampling

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Thursday, May 23, 2002

Last updated on Wednesday, April 7, 2004