probability sampling

probability sampling
= random sampling
A sampling procedure in which each element of a population has a known chance of being selected for the sample Apart from simple random sampling, this includes certain forms of stratified sampling and systematic sampling The process depends upon up-to-date lists of the population being available; without such lists a probability sample cannot be chosen. Compare non-probability sampling

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