Estimating a Parameter from Sample Data: Process & Examples


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What are the characteristics used to describe a population?

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1. What do we call all the members of a specified group?

2. What is a part of a population used to describe the whole group?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combination will assess your understanding of population characteristics, what a population is and how they are represented.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments aim to test your knowledge of:

  • Characteristics of samples used to infer population information
  • The part of a population used to describe the whole group
  • What all members of a specific group are called
  • Characteristics used to describe a population

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about sampling data in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding sample populations
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on estimating a parameter from sample data

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about parameter estimation from sampling data, take a look at the accompanying lesson titled Estimating a Parameter from Sample Data: Process & Examples. It delves deeper into things like:

  • Parameter inference from statistics
  • Confidence intervals
  • Sampling