Lindsay Stevens’ recent presentation at the Virtual Corporate Counsel Forum mentioned the importance of sampling to validate the e-Discovery processes starting from collection and data targeting through the review stages. If you would like to know more about statistical sampling, particularly in reference to e-Discovery check out some of the guides provided by litigation organizations below:
Search Guide has a good page discussing the use of sampling , covering statistical details but also how it works in e-discovery data targeting specifically. Many of the details can apply to sampling document review as well.
The Sedona Principles contains information about sampling in the e-discovery process
The following discusses different types of sampling and how they may be appropriately used for verifying the quality of e-discovery.
Sampling in e-Discovery is an ongoing topic of discussion and implementation. DESI IV (Discovery of Electronically Stored Information Workshop) in June 2011 sought to specifically address standards setting and benchmarking in e-discovery searches with several papers discussing the use of sampling in the litigation process. You can find out more about the DESI IV workshop and review submitted papers at: