Defining the Difference between Parameters & Statistics


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What are all members of a specified group?

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1. What are the characteristics of a sample used to infer information about the population?

2. What do we call a part of a population used to describe the whole group?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet to assess what you know about comparing parameters and statistics. You will need to know particular topics like members of a specific group and the characteristics of a sample used to glean information about a population.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These study tools will help you understand the following:

  • The name of a portion of a population
  • What characteristics are used to describe a group of people
  • How to analyze a population in a given scenario

Skills Practiced

Use the worksheet and quiz to practice the following:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding members of a specific group and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding parts of a population
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about comparing characteristics used to describe a segment of the population and an entire group of people

Additional Learning

For more knowledge about comparing parameters and statistics, review this lesson named Defining the Difference between Parameters & Statistics. Once you've completed the lesson, you'll have covered the following study points:

  • Recognize the role of using statistics to understand population
  • Practice identifying characteristics of certain populations
  • Apply these measurements to real world situations