PURPOSIVE SAMPLING

Knowingly sampling from a sub-population that shares the same characteristics as the population as a whole.

PURPOSIVE SAMPLING: "Purposive sampling is looking for the same characteristics in a sub-population as exists in the general population."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PURPOSIVE SAMPLING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/purposive-sampling/ (accessed October 18, 2019).
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