Statistics: Informed Decisions Using Data (4th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321757270
ISBN 13: 978-0-32175-727-2

Chapter 1 - Section 1.3 - Assess Your Understanding - Vocabulary and Skill Building - Page 27: 4


Random sampling happens when we let chance select the individuals from a population to form the sample. It is used because it allows the surveyor to obtain a representative sample from the population while convenience does not.

Work Step by Step

Using convenience, we select individuals with certain particularities that do not match the population. However, random sampling makes it equally likely that each individual is selected.
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