sampling frame

Definition

A set of information used to identify a sample population for statistical treatment. A sampling frame includes a numerical identifier for each individual, plus other identifying information about characteristics of the individuals, to aid in analysis and allow for division into further frames for more in-depth analysis.

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  • Coming up with a good sampling frame will help you to predict how the rest of the population will react to your product.

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  • We had to take a sampling frame of the population to see how popular it would be because we didn't wanna lose money.

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  • The sampling frame gave us extra data that was useful in our calculations regarding the future direction of the firm.

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