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Representative sample-A random sample of people that adequately represents the test-taking population in age, gender, race, and socioeconomic standing.
Methodology Stated preference techniques comprising a series of health-related choices were used to elicit the time preferences of a random sample of adults.
Questionnaires were distributed to a stratified random sample of 103 women taken from the social services register, 38 of which were returned.
This is a simple routine; the real problem lies in trying to justify its claim to produce a random sample.
The third element was a field study of habitats, flora and fauna on a random sample of paired 1 km squares.