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SYSTEMATIC SAMPLE

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Definition:
A sample which is obtained by some systematic method, as opposed to random choice; for example, sampling from a list by taking individuals at equally spaced intervals, called the sampling intervals, or sampling from an area by determining a pattern of points on a map.

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