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Name___Alexis Montgomery_________________________Sect_____210_____ Population, Parameter, Sample, Statistic Population : The population is what we want to learn about. Most of the time it is large. Sample: The set of individuals, items, or data that is taken from the population and surveyed. Parameter: Describes the population; most of the time we do not know this number. We usually estimate. Statistic : Describes the sample. We use this along with margin of error to estimate the parameter. __________________________________________________________________________________ The following is a quirky example. Suppose I am an ant. Yes I said ant and not aunt. As a matter of fact I am the queen ant. Lately I have notice that my worker ants have been acting somewhat discontent with their jobs. I decide that I want to find out about job satisfaction in my hill. There are some many ants in my hill that it would be impossible for me ask all of them. So instead I ask 200 how they feel. I find that 99% of them are dissatisfied and would rather spend their time eating at the picnic rather than carrying the food back to me.

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• Fall '12
• DustinLeuker
• Statistics, ant colony, ant hill

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