# Difference between Populations & Samples in Statistics

Instructions:

question 1 of 3

### Marco is conducting an experiment on training certain breeds of dogs. He wants to know how long, on average, it would take to teach a Labrador to fetch an object. He gets a group of dogs to conduct his experiment. 5 of the dogs are Labradors and 3 of the dogs are Dalmatians. What is the population and sample in this experiment?

Create Your Account To Take This Quiz

As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 79,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.

Try it risk-free for 30 days. Cancel anytime

### 2. Why might a researcher use a sample rather than an entire population for their study?

Create your account to access this entire worksheet
Quizzes, practice exams & worksheets
Certificate of Completion
Create an account to get started

The quiz and worksheet will measure your understanding of populations and samples. Information you should study includes a section of a population that can be used to describe the entire group and examples of samples and populations.

## Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on:

• Members of a specific group
• Examples of populations and samples in an experiment
• The section of a population that can be used to describe the whole group

## Skills Practiced

• Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems involving populations and samples
• Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on populations and samples

To reinforce your knowledge of populations and samples, check the related lesson titled Difference between Populations & Samples in Statistics. The lesson contains the following objectives:

• Identify how data is collected
• Recall the differences and similarities between populations and samples
• Apply knowledge gained from the lesson to examples of populations and samples
Final Exam
Chapter Exam

Support