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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Judgment samples potentially carry more weight, and a Bayesian prior is applied that factors in existing, but not sufficient, evidence that the area may be clean.
Judgment samples, by contrast, are often selected to include certain elements thought to make the sample representative.
However, judgment samples cannot be defended by mathematical theory, not because the conclusions that are reached are wrong but because there is no way of objectively determining if they are right or wrong.