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Planet Data’s New White Paper on Random Sampling Techniques for Validation Purposes

Thorough Overview of Random Sampling Helps Users Understand Best Practices and Basic Concepts

ELMSFORD, N.Y. – JUNE 13, 2012 – Planet Data, a global innovator in the creation and development of defensible legal ediscovery technologies, services and solutions, today announced the availability of a new white paper. The research and content addresses a common query on the topic of predictive coding about how users can best employ random sampling techniques for validation purposes.

Readers of the white paper will gain a thorough understanding on how to use random sampling to achieve reasonable results and how to employ a complete and integrated process to identify documents.

As 'random events' are often unpredictable in nature, the concept of random sampling has plenty of skeptics. Users will benefit from reading the white paper to gather information on how to use sampling for a defensible and reasonable litigation strategy. The white paper also discusses important concepts that will help mitigate skepticism of random sampling by explaining how to use the right techniques for everyday practice.


In addition, the paper examines the application of confidence levels and intervals, particularly in terms of what to measure and how to build a sound and defensible document review strategy based on those values.


"In my discussions with clients and other practitioners it became clear that there is a wide range of understanding and opinions about how to best employ random sampling techniques for validation purposes," said Michael Wade, Planet Data EVP and CTO. "This paper will address fundamental aspects of random sampling to help users understand the basic concepts, and better utilize these techniques."


Download the white paper