Sample surveys are important in finding information about a population of interest. However, the objective of sample surveys might fail to produce the intended results if not properly administrated. In this article important elements that could enhance efficiency and effectiveness in survey sampling are exposed. The intention is to discuss selection of sample that utterly represents the targeted population. The discussion does not envelop methods to find the information from the samples; it goes only up to the selection of a sample that has a great probability of resembling the targeted population. The idea is to select a representative sample so that the information contained in it can be adequate to answer any question about the population.
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S.M. Seeletse, 2001. Sampling Devotion for Efficient and Effective Representative Sample Surveys. Journal of Applied Sciences, 1: 504-507.
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