representative sampling


representative sampling
noun
the population is divided into subpopulations (strata) and random samples are taken of each stratum
Hypernyms: ↑sampling

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noun
: sampling in which the relative sizes of sub-population samples are chosen equal to the relative sizes of the sub-populations

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