Sampling (statistics) In statistics , quality assurance , and survey methodology , sampling is concerned with the selection of a subset of individuals from within a statistical population to estimate characteristics of the whole population. Acceptance sampling is used to determine if a production lot of material meets the governing specifications . Two advantages of sampling are that the cost is lower and data collection is faster than measuring the entire population. Each observation measures one or more properties (such as weight, location, color) of observable bodies distinguished as independent objects or individuals. In survey sampling , weights can be applied to the data to adjust for the sample design, particularly stratified sampling ( blocking ).
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A systematic review of prevalence studies of depression in Parkinson's disease - Reijnders - 2007 - Movement Disorders - Wiley Online Library
WHO systematic review of maternal mortality and morbidity: methodological issues and challenges
The worldwide incidence of preterm birth: a systematic review of maternal mortality and morbidity Incidence mondiale de la naissance avant terme : revue systématique de la mortalité et de la morbidité maternelle Incidencia mundial de parto prematuro: revisión sistemática de la morbilidad y mortalidad maternas Stacy Beck I ; Daniel Wojdyla II ; Lale Say III, * ; Ana Pilar Betran III ; Mario Merialdi III ; Jennifer Harris Requejo IV ; Craig Rubens V ; Ramkumar Menon VI ; Paul FA Van Look VII Bulletin of the World Health Organization - The worldwide incidence of preterm birth: a systematic review of maternal mortality and morbidity
Systematic review of prevalence studies of autism spectrum disorders
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Critical Appraisal of the Health Research Literature: Prevalence or Incidence of a Health Problem Critical Appraisal of Studies 1. Study Design and Sampling Method: Are the study design and sampling method appropriate for the research question?
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Background Understanding the prevalence of schizophrenia has important implications for both health service planning and risk factor epidemiology. The aims of this review are to systematically identify and collate studies describing the prevalence of schizophrenia, to summarize the findings of these studies, and to explore selected factors that may influence prevalence estimates. A Systematic Review of the Prevalence of Schizophrenia