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Research by Sampling, Basic Method in the Study of Social and Economic Phenomena, between Teaching and Practice


  • Claudia Gabriela Bentoiu


  • Cristina Athu


  • Gratiela Ghic



Statistical research by spot checks is used with great results in almost all economic and social research on a random basis. The social field and especially the living standard and the life quality scope, due to their complexity, sometimes require as the sole alternative to study phenomena – research by sampling, as sometimes there may occur situations when exhaustive statistical research is impossible to be carried out or the costs for achieving the goal of such a thorough research would be too high. Also, for the sake of clarity, we find it necessary to resort to a methodological approach, as it is both didactic and practical.

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  • Claudia Gabriela Bentoiu & Cristina Athu & Gratiela Ghic, 2015. "Research by Sampling, Basic Method in the Study of Social and Economic Phenomena, between Teaching and Practice," Knowledge Horizons - Economics, Faculty of Finance, Banking and Accountancy Bucharest,"Dimitrie Cantemir" Christian University Bucharest, vol. 7(1), pages 67-70, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:khe:journl:v:7:y:2015:i:1:p:67-70

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    Research by sampling; identifiers; survey errors; choice „at random”;

    JEL classification:

    • O4 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity
    • R1 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics
    • C81 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Microeconomic Data; Data Access


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