multistage sampling

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multistage sampling

[¦məl·tə‚stāj ′sam·pliŋ]
(statistics)
A sampling method in which the population is divided into a number of groups or primary stages from which samples are drawn; these are then divided into groups or secondary stages from which samples are drawn, and so on.
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The selection of this sample was based on a multi-stage sampling method.
The authors indicated multi-stage sampling procedure to conduct this study, however details related to sampling procedures in multiple stages were not provided.

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