Reflecting a target population.
Similar to or typical of the population as a whole.
Refers to the extent to which a sample reflects the "truth" for the whole population in the study. The sampling technique should aim to ensure that the views of the population are reflected by the sample.
The extent to which a sample reflects characteristics of the population from which it was taken. How closely characteristics of the sample resemble or match characteristics of the population.
In statistical sampling, when the sample is considered to accurately reflect the larger whole, or target population, from which the sample is taken.
The extent to which sample data or members reflect accurately the characteristics of the population from which they are drawn.
Reflecting the characteristics or nature of the larger population to which one wants to generalize.