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Topic: "Representative sampling?"
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Thomas Gatliffe

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Re: "Representative sampling?"
Posted: Nov 2, 2000 10:00 PM
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> Surely the defining property of "representative sampling" is that it be
> entirely random.

Aren't stratified and systematic sampling strategies, in fact, designed to
be _more_ assured of "representative-ness" than simple random sampling? The
stratification or system selection introduce elements of non-randomness, but
the choice within each stratum and the starting point for systematic
collection still retains the essential element of randomness.

Tom G.

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