Pop Quiz: How Do You Test a Search?, Testing Classifiers Series Part 1
Random sampling is a powerful eDiscovery tool that can provide you with reliable measurements of the efficacy and efficiency of searches, reviewers, or other classifiers
by Matthew Verga, JD, Xact Data Discovery
As we discussed in our series on estimating prevalence, formal sampling is a powerful, judicially-approved, and underutilized tool for eDiscovery efforts. In that series we reviewed the necessary concepts, terms, and steps for estimating the prevalence of desired materials within a collected dataset, which can yield a variety of benefits during project planning and discovery negotiations. Estimating prevalence, however, is just one of the ways practitioners can leverage sampling in their projects.