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Lesson 10.3: Selecting a Sample or Population



Matching
 
 
Match each term with its definition.
a.
collects data about (and counts) a whole population
b.
each item or individual is equally like to be chosen
c.
part of a population, selected to give information about the whole population
d.
a sample whose responses are likely to be different from the responses of the whole population
e.
a sample that is similar to the whole population
f.
the total set of people or things under investigation
 

 1. 

biased sample
 

 2. 

census
 

 3. 

sample
 

 4. 

population
 

 5. 

random
 

 6. 

representative sample
 
 
Identify whether a population or sample has been used in each case.
a.
population
b.
sample
 

 7. 

The grade 9 students at Lakeview High School were given a questionnaire on the school’s cafeteria food.
 

 8. 

All of the employees of Digital Electronics Inc. were surveyed on the parking lot facilities.
 

 9. 

50 random light bulbs from a batch of 100 bulbs were tested.
 

 10. 

All the poultry processed at a local meat processor was tested.
 



 
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