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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

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ZAMBRANA VERA, Angela Marion et al.   Space-based random sampling and its usefulness in epidemiological research . Gac Med Bol [online]. 2020, vol.43, n.1, pp.74-79. ISSN 1012-2966.

The correct application of the sampling process techniques has become indispensable for research in the field of epidemiology, the challenge of every researcher, is that the results of a few can be extrapolated to a population. This article is a non-systematic review, which provides information on the application of a random sampling method associated with a geographical location, for the study of “Reference Values of Grip Force in adults of the department of Cochabamba-Bolivia”. First, the introduction reviews the importance of estimating reference population parameters, based on descriptive questions. Next, the characteristics of the epidemiological research associated with spatiality are mentioned, in third place, the methodology and the experiences that the application of sampling in the project entails. Finally, an emphasis is placed on the need and relevance of the use of this methodology.

Keywords : geographical location; random sampling; epidemiology.

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