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# S3 - a an inference made about the population based on the...

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1. Which of the following is most likely a population as opposed to a sample? a) respondents to a newspaper survey b) the first 5 students completing an assignment c) every third person to arrive at the bank d) registered voters in a county ANSWER: d TYPE: MC DIFFICULTY: Moderate KEYWORDS: population, sample 2. Which of the following is most likely a parameter as opposed to a statistic? 3. Which of the following is not an element of descriptive statistical problems?
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Unformatted text preview: a) an inference made about the population based on the sample b) the population or sample of interest c) tables, graphs, or numerical summary tools d) identification of patterns in the data ANSWER: a TYPE: MC DIFFICULTY: Moderate KEYWORDS: descriptive statistics 4. Which of the following is NOT a reason for the need for sampling? a) It is usually too costly to study the whole population. b) It is usually too time consuming to look at the whole population. c) It is sometimes destructive to observe the entire population. d) It is always more informative to investigate a sample than the entire population. ANSWER: d TYPE: MC DIFFICULTY: Moderate KEYWORDS: reasons for sampling...
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