Statistics: The Art and Science of Learning From Data (3rd Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321755944
ISBN 13: 978-0-32175-594-0

Chapter 1 - Section 1.2 - Sample Versus Population - Practicing the Basics - Page 14: 1.7


The sample is the 840 respondants. The poulation is all people. The statistic reported is that 6.1% of the people asked have one friend.

Work Step by Step

The sample is the people who were asked. The population is by definition all possible subjects that are of interest to us in a study. The statistic is a described characteristic about the sample.
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