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Imagine you're planning to estimate the price of the average book at your college bookstore. The bookstore carries 13,000 titles, but you plan to...
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Imagine you're planning to estimate the price of the average book at your college bookstore. 200 books.

The bookstore carries 13,000 titles, but you plan to sample only 

You will select a sample of 200 books, record the price of each book, and use the average of the 200 books to estimate the average price of the 13,000 titles in the bookstore.

Assume that the bookstore can give you access to a database that lists all 13,000 titles that it carries.

  1. What is the sample in this study, and what is the population of interest?
  2. How might you collect a simple random sample of books?
  3. How might you collect a stratified random sample?
  4. How might you collect a convenience sample?
  5. How might you collect a systematic random sample?
  6. How might you collect a cluster sample?
  7. How might you collect a quota sample?

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