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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Consecutive nonprobabilistic sampling was used to select the sample.
Nonprobabilistic sampling was used, including all prosthesis users living in the data collection site, who met the inclusion criteria and accepted to participate in the research.
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.