random sample

(noun) A sample that ensures that every individual in the group being studied has a equal chance of inclusion.

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: random samples
  • Also called random and independent sample.
  • A random sample (adverb) randomly provides (noun) randomness.

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How to Cite the Definition of Random Sample

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “random sample.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 14, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/random-sample/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

random sample. (2015). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/random-sample/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “random sample.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 14, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/random-sample/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“random sample.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2015. Web. 14 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/random-sample/>.