judgemental sampling

A form of non-probability sampling in which a researcher selects a sample from a population on the basis of his or her judgement, rather than by using statistical sampling techniques. For example, in marketing research an interviewer might interview a woman with a child because the questions relate to children's clothing. Such an approach can be valuable in qualitative marketing research

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