Pros And Cons Of Statistical Sampling

Law360, New York (March 22, 2011, 1:09 PM EDT) -- Done correctly, statistical sampling can be a powerful tool in various types of litigation. For a relatively low cost, parties in litigation can learn a great deal about a particular situation. One can quantify concepts that otherwise would be known vaguely or not at all. However, statistical sampling also has limitations: results can be presented only as a range of values, the science behind statistical sampling can be difficult to explain, and implementing a sample is not always easy.

This article explores arguments in support of,...
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