What does sampling error mean?

Definitions for sampling error

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sampling error.


  1. sampling error(Noun)

    The error caused by observing a sample instead of the whole population.


  1. Sampling error

    In statistics, sampling error is incurred when the statistical characteristics of a population are estimated from a subset, or sample, of that population. Since the sample does not include all members of the population, statistics on the sample, such as means and quantiles, generally differ from parameters on the entire population. For example, if one measures the height of a thousand individuals from a country of one million, the average height of the thousand is typically not the same as the average height of all one million people in the country. Since sampling is typically done to determine the characteristics of a whole population, the difference between the sample and population values is considered a sampling error Exact measurement of sampling error is generally not feasible since the true population values are unknown; however, sampling error can often be estimated by probabilistic modeling of the sample.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sampling error in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sampling error in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Images & Illustrations of sampling error

  1. sampling errorsampling errorsampling error

Translations for sampling error

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for sampling error »


Find a translation for the sampling error definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these sampling error definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"sampling error." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 19 Feb. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/sampling error>.

Are we missing a good definition for sampling error? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for sampling error:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.