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Chapter 2: Collecting Data for Study: Sampling

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12

Here you will learn about some important considerations when collecting data to use for statistics and probability studies.  This chapter is about the concepts involved with identifying and creating valid samples for data collection, later lessons will return to many of these topics and re-evaluate them from a more mathematically rigorous standpoint.

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Chapter Summary

This chapter reviewed the concept of using a sample set to represent an entire population when collecting statistical data.  Students should have gained or improved an understanding of various potential difficulties caused by inexpertly chosen sample sets.

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At Grade

Date Created:

Mar 05, 2013

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Jan 26, 2015
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