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# Question Video: Identifying Representative Samples That Support Generalization Mathematics • Third Year of Preparatory School

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Which of these describes an inference in statistics? [A] Computing a statistic from the sample. [B] Working out the percentage of the population that exhibits a certain characteristic. [C] Applying conclusions drawn from the sample of the whole population. [D] Generating a random sample from a given population.

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Which of these describes an inference in statistics? (A) Computing a statistic from the sample. (B) Working out the percentage of the population that exhibits a certain characteristic. (C) Applying conclusions drawn from the sample of the whole population. Or (D) generating a random sample from a given population.

Statistical inference is the process of using data analysis to deduce properties of a population. This process is trying to deduce properties that can apply to the whole population. Option (C) relates this: applying conclusions drawn from a sample of a whole population. A statistical inference applies conclusions drawn from a sample of a whole population.

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