Essentials of Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 8th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1133956572
ISBN 13: 978-1-13395-657-0

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Statistics - Problems: 2

Answer

Population is defined as the entire set of the individuals of interest for a particular research question. Sample is defined as a set of individuals selected from a population, usually intended to represent the population in a research study. It is a smaller subset of the population. Parameter is defined as a value (usually numerical) that describes a population and is usually derived from measurements of the individuals in the population. Statistic is defined as a value (usually numerical) that describes a sample, and it is usually derived from measurements of the individuals in the sample.

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Population is defined as the entire set of the individuals of interest for a particular research question. Sample is defined as a set of individuals selected from a population, usually intended to represent the population in a research study. It is a smaller subset of the population. Parameter is defined as a value (usually numerical) that describes a population and is usually derived from measurements of the individuals in the population. Statistic is defined as a value (usually numerical) that describes a sample, and it is usually derived from measurements of the individuals in the sample.
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