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Unformatted text preview: 1. In your own words, define and give an example of each of the following statistical terms: a. b. c. d. e. population sample parameter statistic statistical inference 2. Briefly describe the difference between descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. 3. A politician who is running for the office of mayor of a city with 25,000 registered voters commissions a survey. In the survey, 48% of the 200 registered voters interviewed say they plan to vote for her. a. what is the population of interest? b. What is the sample? c. Is the value 48% a parameter of a statistic? Explain. 4. Examples of variables: a. At the completion of most college and university courses, students are asked to evaluate the course. They rate the course from the options listed: Poor, Fair, Good, Very Good, and Excellent. What is the variable(s)? b. In a...
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2010 for the course ECON ECON 15A taught by Professor Rajendram.patel during the Fall '10 term at UC Irvine.
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