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sample

[′sam·pəl]
(science and technology)
Representative fraction of material tested or analyzed in order to determine the nature, composition, and percentage of specified constituents, and possibly their reactivity.
(statistics)
A selection of a certain collection from a larger collection.

sample

A small specimen of material, or a single unit of many such items to be furnished, which is in conformity with the requirements for the specifications; furnished for review and approval; establishes standards by which work will be judged.

sample

(digital signal processing)
The result of measuring the amplitude of an analog signal at a specified time. In digital signal processing a sample is a signed or unsigned number and the number of samples per second is called the sample rate.
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One must take into account that a descriptive design was used and a small convenience sample was obtained; therefore, generalization of findings is limited.
A study of a convenience sample found that the male partner's circumcision status had a significant impact on a woman's sexual pleasure (O'Hara & O'Hara, 1999).
A total of 4,080 LGBTTQ participants completed the questionnaire; of these, 77% were residents of Toronto, for a final convenience sample of 3,140.
The 14 school psychology graduate students obtained a convenience sample of participants to serve as volunteers as the graduate student examiners practiced the administration, scoring, and interpretation of the different intelligence tests.
A convenience sample of 263 eligible participants was drawn from 330 surveys returned, consisting mostly of females (52.
Retesting a convenience sample of 10 participants (from each of the training groups) six months following intervention showed a slower walking speed than at the completion of training but it remained faster than before training.
The aims of the study were to describe the ability of a convenience sample of practising ALS paramedics and emergency doctors in Johannesburg to accurately estimate safe ETT cuff pressures using palpation of the cuff's pilot balloon alone, and to determine whether there was any dependence between correctness of ETT cuff estimation and the practitioner's years of clinical experience and estimated monthly number of intubations.
A cross-sectional study of a convenience sample of 537 men who have ever reported anal sex with another man was carded out using a structured survey and rapid-kit HIV screening.
The MarketScan Research Databases provide the results of a nationwide convenience sample of patients from all providers.
Those obtained were not evenly distributed throughout the study period, so only a 5% convenience sample was ultimately obtained.
A convenience sample of 100 adult, nonverbal critical care adult patients of varying medical diagnoses who required pain evaluation were assessed with the PAINAD and CPOT scales.
The study on which this article is based examined stressful life events, coping, and risky sexual behavior in a nationwide convenience sample of 297 self-identified gay and bisexual men in the United States.