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quota sample

A cohort of research subjects selected because a certain percentage of them has a desired characteristic.
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* Quota sampling is cost extensive, practice oriented and empirically provides satisfying results (Noelle-Neumann and Petersen 2005: 258-263).
(1) that a reasonable selection of ages and genders was obtained in each field day site sample, to meet with Quine's (1998) conditions for 'representative' quota sampling
The combination of quota sampling with the personal interview method of data collection was selected as the approach of choice because it has several strengths which make it particularly well suited for conducting research in multiple countries.
Schaffer conducted 78 open-ended interviews with Wolofones, selected from four locations by quota sampling, plus 22 with more highly educated Senegalese Francophones in order to learn what voters intended when they cast their ballots (p.
The data in this study was collected through personal intercept interviews over a three-month period, using a quota sampling method.
In quota sampling, we construct the sample to look like the population with regard to some major attribute.
Quota sampling was employed with quota targets to ensure that approximately equal numbers of people were interviewed in each town (Enniskillen and Lowtown) and that the sample contained approximately equal numbers of women/men and Catholics/Protestants and people from each of the age ranges 18-33 years, 34-49 years, 50-65 years and 66 years and over.