What is a Biased Sample? - Definition & Examples


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The purpose of research is to obtain _____ estimates of the parameter, which is the statistic for the population of interest.

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1. Statistical estimates depend on _____.

2. Which of the following is likely to produce a biased estimate?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this printable quiz and worksheet combo to test your knowledge of experimental techniques likely to produce biased and unbiased estimates and the purpose of research.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Topics tested include:

  • Statistical estimates
  • Biased estimates
  • Unbiased estimates

Skills Practiced

The following skills will be used with this quiz and worksheet:

  • Making connections - using the information given regarding biased samples, determine the type of experiment will produce a biased estimate
  • Knowledge application - recall what you have read about statistical elements to answer a question about them
  • Information recall - remember the statistical elements that would produce an unbiased estimate

Additional Learning

Use the lesson entitled What Is a Biased Sample? - Definition & Examples to understand biased samples, and how they are produced. This guide will go over:

  • Systematic error
  • Sampling methods
  • Generalizability