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Systematic Sampling

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The techniques of inferential statistics are used to make educated guesses about the unknown characteristics of a population based on the known properties of a sample. There are many different kinds of samples, such as simple random samples, stratified random samples, multistage cluster samples, quota samples, and convenience samples. Another kind of sample is a systematic sample. Such samples differ from each other in terms of quality, availability, and popularity.

Systematic sampling refers to the process used to extract a sample from the population. From an ordered list of the population's N members (people, animals, or things), every kth member is selected to be included in the sample, where k is the interval between selected members of the list. The value of k is selected by ...

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