Selecting individuals for a study by selecting them from a larger potential group. To be random, each is chosen in such a way that they have a fixed chance of inclusion.

RANDOM SAMPLING: "We used random sampling after we had established the probability of inclusion."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "RANDOM SAMPLING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/random-sampling/ (accessed October 18, 2021).