Random Sample / Random Sampling


  • A subset of the Document Population selected by a method that is equally likely to select any Document from the Document Population for inclusion in the Sample; the Sample resulting from such action. Random Sampling is the basis of Statistical Estimation. 1
  • The statistical process of choosing objects randomly, meaning that each object has an equal chance of being selected. Random sampling can be used to train predictive coding systems and to evaluate their efficacy. 2


  1. Maura R. Grossman and Gordon V. Cormack, EDRM page & The Grossman-Cormack Glossary of Technology-Assisted Review, with Foreword by John M. Facciola, U.S. Magistrate Judge2013 Fed. Cts. L. Rev. 7 (January 2013).
  2. Herb Roitblat, Predictive Coding Glossary.