Sample / Sampling


  • A subset of the Document Population used to assess some characteristic of the Population; the act of generating such a subset of the Document Population. See Interval Sample, Judgmental Sample, Statistical Estimate, Statistical Sample, or Systematic Sample. 1
  • The process of selecting a subset of items from a population and inferring from the characteristics of the sample what the characteristics of the population are likely to be. Often refers to a simple random sample, which each item in the population has an equal chance of being selected in the sample. 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.
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