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Definition of Dependent sample

Dependent sample Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
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also called paired or matched samples.
eg: We want to estimate the difference between the mean weights of all participants before and after a weight loss program. We take a sample of 40 participants and measure their weights before and after the completion of this program. These two samples include the same 40 persons, so called dependent samples.
Note: Both samples are the same size.