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Synonyms for sample

one that is representative of a group or class

a limited or anticipatory experience

Synonyms for sample

a small part of something intended as representative of the whole

items selected at random from a population and used to test hypotheses about the population

all or part of a natural object that is collected and preserved as an example of its class

take a sample of

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We stand by our findings with the already established caveat that our convenience sample may not be representative of the population at large.
The main limitation of the study is the use of a convenience sample, which makes it difficult to generalize results since the representativeness of the sample is unknown.
Novice, but trained, graduate student examiners administered intelligence tests to the convenience sample of volunteer schoolage examinees assigned to the first test session.
Some limitations of the study include the utilization of a convenience sample, data based on the retrospectively fallible recall of participants, a sample composed of a higher number of males than females, and a sample predisposed to religious fundamentalism resulting from the solicitation of participants from religiously affiliated change organizations.
A convenience sample of ALS paramedics and emergency doctors was selected from various private and metropolitan emergency medical services in the Greater Johannesburg region, the Department of Surgery at the University of the Witwatersrand, and the Master of Science in Medicine (Emergency Medicine) student body at the University of the Witwatersrand.
The previously described problem of not obtaining the requested records, which resulted in a 7% (106) convenience sample of case files for infection risk stratification, meant that the quality of data available for infection risk stratification with respect to history of diabetes mellitus and smoking may not have been fully representative and, therefore, not entirely reliable.
Use of a convenience sample was appropriate for our study for two reasons.
A convenience sample was recruited from two metropolitan teaching hospitals in Queensland, Australia.
Stethoscope cleaning is inconsistently performed, and a quick informal survey with a convenience sample of nursing friends revealed that many critical care units/institutions have no standards for stethoscope cleaning.
Researchers used data from a convenience sample of women, identified through both facility- and population-based recruitment, who participated in interviews at least one month after receiving their HIV diagnosis.
The researchers note several limitations of their study, including possible underreporting of sexual practices and risk behaviors, and their use of a convenience sample that should not be considered representative of Cape Town communities.
A nonprobability convenience sample of participants will comprise membership in the intervention and control group.
The study, based on a convenience sample of 88 women in Farchana camp, combines quantitative and qualitative analysis.
A convenience sample of students enrolled in a RN to BSN completion program during two academic years was surveyed.
Data were collected from a convenience sample of parents with adopted children (n = 117) receiving post-adoption services in the state of Illinois in 2002.