# random sampling

- a method of selecting a sample (random sample) from a statistical population in such a way that every possible sample that could be selected has a predetermined probability of being selected.

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## Origin of random sampling^{}

First recorded in 1895–1900

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## Examples from the Web for random sampling

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#### Belle and I want to make a fast, random-sampling check of Primes and Ops around here.

The Galaxy PrimesEdward Elmer Smith