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Schwarzenegger. Find the _ ' , .. '  o ualtion nrmnortio and ,1 ; standard error:
population proportion = p = .5 7 ' ’ ‘ p(l—p) = .5(1—.5) =_0096 _
n 2705 .9 tan dard error = a = (1) _This is the probability distribution from which we take the sample.
Values of its parameters are usually unknown. They’ re what we’d like to learn about (2) m: This is the distribution of the sample data. It’s the distribution we actually see in practice.
It’s described by statistics. With random sampling, the larger the sample size n, the more closely the
data distribution resembles the population distribution (3)_I'his is the probability distribution of a sample statistic. With random sampling, the
sampling distribution provides probabilities for all the possible values of the statistic. The sampling distribution provides the key for telling us how close a sample statistic falls to the corresponding
unknown parameter. Its standard deviation is called the standard error. Example 3: Consider the distribution of sample mean ages in Example 1
Possible values for the random variable (sample mean age ( i )) are 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31 W Population mean age: (27+33+30+24+30)/5 = 28.8 I
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2/10 3/10 2/10 1/10 Mean of the sampling distribution
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Mean  ExPOr) — (27 x 10) + (28 x 101+ (29 x —) +
(30x12 —)+(31x—) = 28.8
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distribution of the sample mean has:
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