quota sample

Definitions

Economics

  • noun a sample which is preselected on the basis of specific criteria in order to best represent the universe

Health Economics

  • (written as Quota Sample)
    A sample chosen in such a way that the proportion of subjects possessing a certain characteristic is the same as in the population from which the sample comes.

Marketing

  • noun a sample which is preselected on the basis of specific criteria so as best to represent the group of people sampled
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