nonprobabilistic sampling

nonprobabilistic sampling

[‚nän‚präb·ə¦lis·tik ′sam·pliŋ]
(statistics)
A process in which some criterion other than the laws of probability determines the elements of the population to be included in the sample.
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The incongruent serogroup distributions of STEC isolates from food and from patients likely reflect the nonprobabilistic sampling schemes and differing sampling periods that underlie these populations.
The prospect can be supported by another finding that over a half of sample papers adopted nonprobabilistic sampling methods.