representative sample


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Synonyms for representative sample

the population is divided into strata and a random sample is taken from each stratum

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The nationally representative sample of adult men and women from across the four provinces was further asked the following question, 'In your opinion, would the Supreme Court's decision be remembered as a good decision or as a bad decision in the future?
Quality assurance schemes require farmers to collect and retain a representative sample from each lorry load before the grain leaves the farm.
It was based on 1,923 completed questionnaires from a national representative sample of households with at least $100,000 annual income and/or net worth of at least $500,000, not including primary residence.
The Dining Out study was conducted by Opinion Research Corporation's CARAVAN survey among a nationally representative sample of 1042 adults and has a margin of error of [+ or -] 3%.
The challenge is to identify and measure accurately the chemical components--specifically, the toxic ones--and collect enough particulate to constitute a representative sample.
The exam, given to a representative sample of 22,000 students, showed that one third of high school seniors fail to demonstrate a basic knowledge about the workings of government.
The goal is to obtain a representative sample from laminar flow.
A representative sample of industrial, trading and services companies was included.
Data were weighted to ensure that each quota group had a representative sample based on the number of companies in each employee size range.
The contract is to investigate the perception of the Podlasie Region, to be carried out among a representative sample of foreign business (entities from agriculture, industry, services, institutions, etc.
ELS:2002 began with a nationally representative sample of 10th-graders in public and private schools in the United States in 2002.
A representative sample of IABC's membership will receive a paper survey with this issue of Communication World or separately by mail.
Tiejian Wu of East Tennessee State University in Johnson City and his colleagues correlated signs of puberty in a nationally representative sample of 1,700 girls, ages 8 to 16, with the kids' blood-lead concentrations.
The data were obtained from personal interviews with a nationally representative sample of more than 18,000 state and federal prisoners, the largest survey of prison inmates sponsored by the federal government.
Spectrem's study was based on a mail survey of a nationally representative sample of 1,240 individuals who had changed jobs or retired and faced a distribution decision regarding their retirement plans.
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