Samples: Representative, Random & Biased

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More often than not, what is the best type of sample?

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1. Unsavory businessmen and politicians would gladly use which kind of sample?

2. For a quick and cheap understanding of a large problem, what kind of sample is best?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this printable quiz and worksheet combo at any time to assess your knowledge of representative, random, and biased samples.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test the application of these samples:

  • Random
  • Representative
  • Biased

Skills Practiced

Use these skills while completing this printable quiz and worksheet:

  • Making connections - recall what you have read to identify the type of sample that would be used by unsavory businessmen and politicians
  • Information recall - analyze the information given about samples to determine which type is the best to use
  • Knowledge application - interpret what you have read regarding representative samples to answer a question about proper controls needed to produce a non-biased sample

Additional Learning

To learn more about representative, random, and biased samples, and the controls available for these samples, access the lesson entitled Samples: Representative, Random & Biased. This lesson will explore:

  • Data collection
  • Controls
  • The pros and cons of the sample varieties
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