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VARIABLE SAMPLING FRACTION

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French Equivalent: Taux de sondage variable

Definition:
If from a stratified population a simple random selection is selected from each stratum in such a way that the proportion of units sampled in each stratum varies from stratum to stratum, the sample is said to be selected with variable sampling fraction. Applicability of the term to other sampling schemes rests upon the general definition of sampling fraction.

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

Last updated on Thursday, August 11, 2005