SAMPLING VARIABILITY By N., Sam M.S. - 47 Degree to which the importance of a statistic varies across a variety of samples from the median importance for any potential sample. See also: sampling error. SAMPLING VARIABILITY: "Sampling variability can help make sure a sample represents the proper portion of a population." Related Psychology Terms Discrimination and Mental Illness in the LGBT Population A Comparison of Maternal and Paternal Filicide Comparison of Assessment Tools Evaluation of a Quantitative Study Counselor's Role in Emergency Teams BDI-II Assessment Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development Developing a Case Study SAMPLING The Relationship Between Sexual Minorities and Mental Health Issues Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SAMPLING VARIABILITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/sampling-variability/ (accessed July 6, 2022).