judgment sample


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judgment sample

A research cohort whose members are chosen because they share a common set of qualities. Because of the selection criteria used in assembling the group, the judgment sample is not random, and the conclusions drawn from research on such a sample do not have broad applicability to the larger community.
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Because entire rooms were contaminated in the methodology used, locations of judgment samples were not critical for this exercise and do not affect the results.