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Yes it can; given that the population number is reasonable and it can be done in a reasonable amount of time.

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What would be a good reason for testing the entire population of widgets produced at your factory instead of just a sample?

to produce a product with zero defects

What is the difference between population and sample in statistics?

A population includes all members of a defined group. A sample, on the other hand, is just a part of the population.

What is the difference between Population and sample?

Population and SamplePopulation is the area in which you are trying to get information from. Sample is a section of your population that you are actually going to survey. It is important to have a sample that will represent your entire population in order to minimize biases. For example: You want in know how American citizens feel about the war in Iraq. Your population: The United States Your sample: 500 citizens selected randomly from each state.Since the answers all over the US would greatly vary, it is important to have everyone in the population represented in your sample. This is usually done through random sampling, which assumes no biases seeing as the subjects were selected at random.

Why sample is chosen instead of testing the entire population?

Sometimes, there are too much of the thing you are testing, so it is a lot easier to just take a sample. For example, if there were twelve million weeds growing on a field and you wanted to see how many of them were dandelions, it would take forever to count all the dandelions on that field. It is more practical just to take a small sample.

Why might researchers study just a sample of a large population rather than the whole population?

Because the whole population might be too large to sample. A good example is the population of the world. At nearly 7 billion people, it would be unrealistic to sample each person to determine some factor that you are looking at. Generally, we sample a subset of the population, taking into account differences (or errors) that might result, in this case, regional and cultural, in order to estimate the behavior of the larger population.

Difference between sample and sampling frame?

A sample is a smaller group selected from a larger population. It may be to costly and time consuming to carry out the study on the whole population so the researchers choose a sample and often generalise results.A sample frame is the list of people from which a sample for the study are selected. It is only carried out on the target population that the researcher is interested in studying. For example finding data on just school children would not involve the the whole population only children in schools.

Why inferential statistics is not required in census?

Inferential statistical methods are used when data is collected from a sample in the population. Inferential statistics are used to generalize the results of the sample to the population. In a census you have data from each and every member of the population, so you just use descriptive statistics.

The SI includes standard measurements for?

For just about anything that can be measured.For just about anything that can be measured.For just about anything that can be measured.For just about anything that can be measured.

What happens to standard deviation if you increase the sample size?

The statistics of the population aren't supposed to depend on the sample size. If they do, that just means that at least one of the samples doesn't accurately represent the population. Maybe both.

What is a experimental sample?

An experimental sample is an experiment that is just a sample of what you are looking for.

Example population for simple radom sampling?

A population just means the set of individuals, items, or data from which a statistical sample is taken. It could be anything. All Americans, the students at a University, etc. The random sample would be the randomly selected "test" group of students, citizens, items, or data from said population.

What does sample to draw an inference about the population mean?

you just put the phone number in it the push dile

How do you keep a dog's stool specimen for testing for worms?

Most vets will just take a sample while in the office by just scraping your dog's bum, but if your vet wants an entire sample, I would just collect it in a plastic bag and bring it in. I would recommend you bring it in within an hour or so to ensure it is fresh enough for testing.

How much does the entire population of the earth weigh?

just over 677 million standard tons (mean average)

What is data and sample?

Data is commonly referred to the quantitative attributes of a variable. A data is nothing but a result of something. Through this result, the information is derived. Sometimes we refer to Raw Data which is unprocessed in nature which can mean a collection of numbers or characters that collect information and then convert from quantities to symbols. Sample, in statistics can mean a subset of a population. Population can be huge, so the sample can represent just a manageable size. Sample is first collected and then the statistics are derived from the sample. This process is known as Sampling.

Use macrocosm in a sentence?

Macrocosm refers to the entire and complex structure of a thing, or the universe as a whole. A sample sentence would be "Mankind is just a speck in the vast macrocosm".

Melting point of darmstadtium?

I have just looked at several online articles about Darmstadtium and it's melting point is not listed.

How many different simple random sample of size 7 can be obtained from a population which is a size 100?

There are 16,007,560,800 or just over 16 billion samples.

How is a sample oxygen different from a sample of a water?

Oxygen is just O and water is H2O

What is the population of Clarksville TN?

The population of Clarksville, TN is 136,231 residents. Clarksville is the fifth-largest city in the entire state of Tennessee. The population was 132,929 in the 2010 US census, so it has grown by 3,302 residents in just four years.

How else can earthquakes be measured?

it can be measured by magnitude or just seismograph on it's own.

What are quantitative techniques?

Many of the quantitative techniques fall into two broad categories: # Interval estimation # Hypothesis tests Interval Estimates It is common in statistics to estimate a parameter from a sample of data. The value of the parameter using all of the possible data, not just the sample data, is called the population parameter or true value of the parameter. An estimate of the true parameter value is made using the sample data. This is called a point estimate or a sample estimate. For example, the most commonly used measure of location is the mean. The population, or true, mean is the sum of all the members of the given population divided by the number of members in the population. As it is typically impractical to measure every member of the population, a random sample is drawn from the population. The sample mean is calculated by summing the values in the sample and dividing by the number of values in the sample. This sample mean is then used as the point estimate of the population mean. Interval estimates expand on point estimates by incorporating the uncertainty of the point estimate. In the example for the mean above, different samples from the same population will generate different values for the sample mean. An interval estimate quantifies this uncertainty in the sample estimate by computing lower and upper values of an interval which will, with a given level of confidence (i.e., probability), contain the population parameter. Hypothesis Tests Hypothesis tests also address the uncertainty of the sample estimate. However, instead of providing an interval, a hypothesis test attempts to refute a specific claim about a population parameter based on the sample data. For example, the hypothesis might be one of the following: * the population mean is equal to 10 * the population standard deviation is equal to 5 * the means from two populations are equal * the standard deviations from 5 populations are equal To reject a hypothesis is to conclude that it is false. However, to accept a hypothesis does not mean that it is true, only that we do not have evidence to believe otherwise. Thus hypothesis tests are usually stated in terms of both a condition that is doubted (null hypothesis) and a condition that is believed (alternative hypothesis). Website-- "Just giving info on what you don't know" - ;) Sillypinkjade----

How do you take random samples?

A random sample is a sample drawn in such a way that every item in the population has an equal and independent chance of being included in the sample.In real life, the ability to choose a random sample is dependent on the type of object being sampled: If the population is small and in a single place, say balls in an urn, you just pick a ball out of the urn. But say you want to choose a random sample of the people in a small town. This is far more problematic - you have to have a list of all the people, and then choose random items from the list. But you may not have access to that list. Please see the story of the Literary Digest Presidential Election Poll at the related link to appreciate the problem of a non-random sample.

What does sample question 1 mean?

It is the first of the sample questions. They're not real questions. Just samples.

What is a sample roleplay on enchanted hogwarts?

A sample roleplay on any RPG site is just asking for you to provide a sample of your previous roleplay, so they know your skills.

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