Samples & Populations in Research: Definition - Quiz & Worksheet


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Tara is planning to conduct a research study in order to study how U.S. males older than 65 years old feel about technology. For this study, Tara will interview small groups of men in several cities across the United States. The population for Tara's study is:

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1. Which of the following could be a sample for a study of the spending habits of high school students in Canada?

2. Jared would like to study the similarities and differences between the practice regimes of athletes at different socioeconomic levels. How would you expect Jared to ideally approach his sample selection?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Students can use this quiz/worksheet to check their understanding of samples and populations in research. It will ask questions about what samples and populations are and how they can be used in research.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students will be quizzed on the following information:

  • The definitions of sample and population
  • Differences between sample and population data
  • Various types of samples

Skills Practiced

Students who have taken this quiz will have practiced the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - pull the key facts from the related lesson
  • Defining key concepts - define phrases like sample and population
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast sample and population data
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the several types of samples

Additional Learning

Students who want to know more can check out the related lesson, Samples & Populations in Research: Definition. It will strive to meet the following objectives:

  • Define population and sample
  • Identify the relationship and differences between population and sample data
  • Understand the different types of samples
  • Learn how population and sample data are used in research