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Under certain conditions, largely governed by the method of compiling the sampling frame or list, a systematic sample of every nth entry from a list will be equivalent for most practical purposes to a random sample. This method of sampling is sometimes referred to as quasi-random sampling.

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 26, 2002