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QUOTA. That part which each one is to bear of some expense; as, his quota of this debt; that is, his proportion of such debt.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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First, it is acknowledged that while a non-probability stratified quota sampling method can approximate representative sampling, conclusions are limited to the population of field day attendees in one regional area of NSW.
(1990) Testing nine hypotheses about quota sampling. Journal of the Marketing Research Society, 32, pp.
The use of a quota sampling technique also has advantages that help to overcome problems associated with cross-cultural/cross-national data collection.
The GSS in the early days was a quota sample: quota sampling is the irresistible norm in France even today.
This "quota sampling" phone follow-up yielded another 34 responses.