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: 2

Answer

A sample is used more than a population because it is usually impractical to obtain the population data.

Work Step by Step

We tend to prefer to have full population data because it is more informative. However, sometimes it is not feasible to obtain population data. So that is why we take a sample of the population to conduct our study or investigation. The sample should be representative of a population so that sample data can be used to form conclusions about that population.
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