stratified sampling

Definition

The process of dividing a population into smaller subsets for sampling purposes. By splitting up the population in this manner, each section has an increased likelihood of been selecting for the sample thus making the results more conclusive.

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The stratified sampling process was especially useful for breaking the problem down into smaller, more manageable tasks to be done.

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We were going to do some stratified sampling, which meant that we would divide the population into smaller subsets to figure it out.

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My senior project used stratified sampling of the college students polled in order to come up with the results I turned in, and the professor liked it.

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