Elementary Statistics: Picturing the World (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32191-121-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-121-6

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Statistics - Section 1.1 An Overview of Statistics - Exercises: 14

Answer

This depends on what you are investigating.

Work Step by Step

The data set may be a population if you are simply investigating the salaries of pharmacists at a particular pharmacy. It is a population because you have investigated all o the pharmacists' salaries. However, if your aim is to find the average salary of a pharmacist in a certain country, regardless of which pharmacy they work at, then these salaries from a particular pharmacy are only a sample of the bigger picture.
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