SAMPLING THEORY By N., Pam M.S. - April 28, 2013 Guidelines for taking samples which will correctly characterize the populace from which they are drawn. See: sampling. SAMPLING THEORY: "Sampling theory provided proper population representation for the new study." Related Psychology Terms SAMPLING BLOCK SAMPLING NONPROBABILITY SAMPLING CONVENIENCE SAMPLING BLOCK SAMPLING REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLING SAMPLING BIAS RETROSPECTIVE SAMPLING UNBIASED SAMPLING PLAN ADEQUATE SAMPLE Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SAMPLING THEORY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/sampling-theory/ (accessed April 13, 2021).