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Unformatted text preview: distribution converges to the population distribution mean Law of large numbers The larger a sample the more it will accurately reflect a populationthe larger the sample size the smaller the standard error Z vs T Tests Z tests the standard deviation is KNOWN T tests the standard deviation is UNKNOWN *T STATISTIC ESTIMATES STANDARD ERROR BY USING THE SAMPLE STANDARD DEVIATIONin a T test the denominator and the numerator vary from sample to sample *Z TEST USES THE POPULATION STANDARD DEVIATIONthe numerator varies from sample to sample the denominator is constant Degrees of freedom The number of items left in a sample that are free to vary...
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2011 for the course STAT 100 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.
 Spring '08
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 Central Limit Theorem, Standard Error

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