# statistical sampling

statistical sampling
The use of random selection and probability theory to determine the size of a sample and to evaluate the results using this sample. Statistical sampling provides a measure of the sampling risk to assist an auditor to draw conclusions on the total population.

Accounting dictionary. 2014.

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