# Book1 - Sample= full time first year students Parameter of...

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1.1 A sample is the portion fo a population selected for analysis. A population consists of all the items or individuals about which you want to draw a conclusion. 1.2 A statistic is a measure that describes a characteristic of a sample. A parameter is a measure that descirbes a characteristic of a population. 1.3 Descriptive statistics are the methods that help collect, summarize, present, and analyze a set of data. Inferential statistics are the methods that use the data collected from a small group to draw conclusions about a larger group 1.4 An operational definition defines something. It is a corresponding variable and help with analysis. 1.5 Excel would be useful in statestics because it can help show and quantify statistics in a readable manner 1.6 Population= students at the midwestern university

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Unformatted text preview: Sample= full time first year students Parameter of Interest= student study habits Statistic= percentages calculated as a result of the survey 1.7 1.8 Population of interest= Adults who reside in America Sample= Adults whom have children 18 years or older living in the same household Parameter 1.9 Population of interest= Business Students Sample= 96 students selected based on their demographic information Entrée Number Served Percentage of total Cummulative Percentage Beef 187 30% 30% Chicken 103 16% 46% Mixed 30 5% 51% Duck 25 4% 55% Fish 122 19% 74% Pasta 63 10% 84% Shellfish 74 12% 96% Veal 26 4% 100% Totals 630 100% Beef, Chicken, and Fish are the three most common types of entrees 2 4 6 8 10 12 Number Served Number Served...
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## This note was uploaded on 02/12/2012 for the course MBA 551 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at Indiana Wesleyan.

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