SAMPLING VARIABILITY By N., Pam M.S. - April 28, 2013 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 SAMPLING ERROR BLOCK SAMPLING STRATIFIED RANDOM SAMPLING SAMPLING SAMPLING WITH REPLACEMENT SAMPLING THEORY BLOCK SAMPLING REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLING RETROSPECTIVE SAMPLING SAMPLING BIAS Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SAMPLING VARIABILITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/sampling-variability/ (accessed March 2, 2021).