Validity and Precision in Statistical Samples in Legal Cases

Navigant’s Dr. Francis Pampush discusses how sample validity and sample precision can have a cost savings benefit in class action cases.

Properly structured, a sample can be used to make meaningful inferences about the larger population while gaining cost savings from analyzing fewer observations. Whether a sampling process and resulting sample provide these net benefits is context-specific and depends on a number of fundamental factors. The article focuses on two of these factors: sample validity and sample precision.

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