April 6th, 2011 by Jim Cotterman
Understanding how to use sampling as an efficient technique to draw conclusions about a large population of data is an important research tool. It also has application to e-discovery as discussed in three blog posts by Doug Austin. The first, sets out a framework for a defensible search process. The second, discusses how to determine an appropriate sample size, and links to a easy-to-use tool to accomplish the math portion. The third discusses how to obtain a random selection for the sample and again provides another link to a simple tool to accomplish the task.
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