Definition of sampling error noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


sampling error

BrE BrE//ˈsɑːmplɪŋ erə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsæmplɪŋ erər//
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a situation in which a set of results or figures does not show a true situation, because the group of people or things it was based on was not typical of a wider group
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sampling error