SAMPLING UNIT By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 28, 2013 Any of a variety of factors which comprise a sample. May be schools, people, cities, etc. SAMPLING UNIT: "The study did not employ ample sampling units." Related Psychology Terms SAMPLING ERROR STRATIFIED RANDOM SAMPLING SAMPLING FRAME SAMPLING VARIABILITY PASSIVITY PHENOMENA SAMPLING WITH REPLACEMENT STANDARDIZATION GROUP SAMPLING METHODS SAMPLING FRACTION SYSTEMATIC SAMPLING Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "SAMPLING UNIT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/sampling-unit/ (accessed December 11, 2018).