simple random sample

Definition

A randomly selected sample from a larger sample or population, giving all the individuals in the sample an equal chance to be chosen. In a simple random sample, individuals are chosen at random and not more than once to prevent a bias that would negatively affect the validity of the result of the experiment.

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  • The simple random sample was used in the report as it was of some meaning and we extrapolated from that data.

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  • Sometimes you don't need to break down all of the data you can get the info you need from only a simple random sample.

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  • To see how the population felt about this recent statute, we decided to take a simple random sample of the people.

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