So given these differences in the sample, was the HMBANA milk different?
The larger the sample size, the easier it is to detect an effect, even if it is very minor.
“One of the frustrations we found on Battlestar was just getting people to sample it,” said Moore.
That explains why people who defined themselves as right-wing—nearly half the sample—were more likely to support the measure.
BLS polls a sample of firms and then extrapolates those figures to reflect the experience of all firms.
It was in great part the existence of this anomaly which led to the re-establishment of the sample post in 1887.
I'll give your tape a run-through, then we'll pull a sample and check it out.
Here was a sample of Mr. Bradlaugh's thoughtfulness which Merry deeply appreciated.
Only one thing—if any crew comes around, pull a sample after they leave.
The latter quotation is a sample of many that I have; I give it merely as another instance of hereditary tendency.
c.1300, "something which confirms a proposition or statement," from Anglo-French saumple, a shortening of Old French essample, from Latin exemplum "a sample" (see example). Meaning "small quantity (of something) from which the general quality (of the whole) may be inferred" (usually in a commercial sense) is recorded from early 15c.; sense of "specimen for scientific sampling" is from 1878. As an adjective from 1820.
"to test by taking a sample," 1767, from sample (n.). Earlier "to be a match for" (1590s). Related: Sampled; sampling.
In statistics, a group drawn from a larger population and used to estimate the characteristics of the whole population.
Note: Opinion polls use small groups of people, often selected at random, as a sample of the opinions of the general public.