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# Quota Sampling

In this method, the population is divided into different groups and the interviewer assign quotas to each group.

Quota Sampling

This is another non-probability sampling method. In this method, the population is divided into different groups and the interviewer assign quotas to each group. The selection of individuals from each group is based on the judgment of the interviewer. This type of sampling is called quota sampling. Specified sizes of number of certain types of peoples are included in the sample.

## Merits:

·           The selection of the sample in this method is quick, easy and cheaper.

·           May control sample characteristics.

·           More chance of representative.

## Limitations:

·           Selection bias.

·           The sample is not a true representative and statistical properties cannot be applied.

## Example 2.5

A selection committee wants to compose a cricket team (11 players) for a test match.

In the composition of a cricket team, the selection committee forms groups compartmentalize as pace bowlers, spinners, all-rounders, batsmen and wicket keepers. The committee fixed quota for each group based on the pitch and the opponent teams’ strength. Then, from each group they select the required number of players using judgement. Look the table.

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