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random selection


in statistics, a random sampling or sample


Random selection is how you draw the sample of people for your study from a population.

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  • Did his random selection of keys indicate something to it, something about his mental powers or emotions or—what?

    The Enormous Room Horace Leonard Gold
  • I've had follow-ups on a random selection of her cases—standard practice for a newcomer.

    Hex Laurence Mark Janifer (AKA Larry M. Harris)
  • This is no more than a random selection; his portraits and drawings of fair women are numbered by the hundred.

    Lawrence Samuel Levy Bensusan
  • Not exhaustively, of course, just a random selection of say ten and then report back to one another.

    The Land of Look Behind Paul Cameron Brown
  • One cannot make a random selection from his pictures and pronounce upon the qualities of his art.

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