Section 2.2

Fundamentals of Social Statistics


Nonprobability Sampling

A nonprobability sample is a sample drawn by a method that does not use randomization as a component of selecting participants.  In this general category of sampling techniques, the common thread is that the probability of selecting a particular individual from the population is not known.  This violates the basic assumption of probability samples that each individual has an equal and independent chance of being selected.

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