REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLING By N., Pam M.S. - April 28, 2013 Selection of a sample which correctly represents a total population. See also: random sampling. REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLING: "Representative sampling will likely give a more accurate result than other types of samples." Related Psychology Terms SAMPLING CAPTURE-TAG-RECAPTURE SAMPLING STRATIFIED RANDOM SAMPLING BLOCK SAMPLING CENSUS SAMPLING ERROR SYSTEMATIC SAMPLING SAMPLING WITH REPLACEMENT NONPROBABILITY SAMPLING REPRESENTATIVENESS Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/representative-sampling/ (accessed October 15, 2019).