judgment sample


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judgment sample

[′jəj·mənt ‚sam·pəl]
(statistics)
Sample selection in which personal views or opinions of the individual doing the sampling enter into the selection.
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If desired, judgment samples can be taken using the sampling expert's best professional judgment, which may include choosing locations in rooms most likely to be contaminated and surfaces from which an accurate sample can be most easily extracted.
Judgment samples do not; they rely on trial-and-error assessments of accuracy.
Judgment samples, by contrast, are often selected to include certain elements thought to make the sample representative.