convenience sample

What is convenience sample?

convenience sample is A population being studied because they are conveniently accessible (for example, all the people at a certain hospital or attending a particular support centre). As they are not a random sample of the whole population, they may be unrepresentative.

 

source: A GLOSSARY OF TERMS FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE AND SERVICES FOR OLDER PERSONS. World Health Organization, 2004.

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