ABSTRACT

The following section provides guidance on which sampling methods are most effective for a multitude of sampling objectives. When performing Step 7 of the Data Quality Objectives (DQO) process (Chapter 3, Section 3.2.5.7), one should take advantage of guidance provided in this chapter to ensure that one is selecting the most appropriate sampling method to collect the data needed to resolve each of the principal study questions (Chapter 3, Section 3.2.5.2.2).