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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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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.
We used quota sampling to get significant numbers whose parents were using some form of independent living facility, ALF, or SNF.
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.