§ 63.05 – What is a table of random numbers?

(a)    It is a list of integers whose frequency and sequence of appearance in the list have been determined entirely by chance. 

(b)   For convenience and simplicity in use, published tables of random numbers usually appear in the form of separate columns of five-digit numbers.  Both rows and columns may be consecutively numbered for easy reference.  Table 63.01 shows an example.

(c)    Appendix 98 is a comprehensive table of random numbers you may use for random sampling if you choose to use this method.

Table 63.01. Example of a Table of Random Numbers

Rows

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

1

10480

15011

01$536

02011

81647

2

22368

46573

25595

85393

30995

3

24130

48360

22527

97265

76393

4

42167

93093

06243

61680

07856

5

37570

39975

81837

16656

06121