RTC/OM HCBS Measurement Education Modules

Stratified Random Sampling

  • Randomly sampling from among sub-populations who share characteristics that are important with respect to answering the guiding questions (such as race, gender, type of disability, age, etc.).
    • Increases the likelihood that sub-populations are adequately represented in the sample
  • Example: Randomly sampling 200 participants who experience one or more of the five disability types served by a managed care organization to ensure each disability type is adequately represented.
Infographic illustrating what a stratified random sample looks like. There is a  large group of people on the left. On the right are three groups of three people. One group is all women. One group is all men. One group is Black women and men.