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Worksheet: Identifying Sample from Population Then Describing Sample Statistic or Population Parameter.

Q1:

Determine the appropriate method for collecting the data in the following case: checking the quality of wheat before buying.

  • Asample method
  • Bmass population method

Q2:

Which of the following data sets would be suitable to check the quality of production of a car manufacturer?

  • Asamples
  • Bmass population

Q3:

Which of the following data sets would be suitable to collect information about the quantity of oil available in different locations in the US?

  • Asamples
  • Bmass population

Q4:

Which of the following data sets would be suitable to check the education level in the poor villages in Africa?

  • Asamples
  • Bmass population

Q5:

Which of the following data sets would be a suitable to evaluate the service of one of the hotels in the UK?

  • Asamples
  • Bmass population

Q6:

Which of the following data sets would be suitable to see the ratio of bacteria in water in a stream?

  • Asamples
  • Bmass population

Q7:

Which of the following data sets would be suitable to find how far a crop infestation has spread?

  • Asamples
  • Bmass population

Q8:

Which of the following data sets is suitable to calculate how many hospitals there are in a city?

  • Amass population
  • Bsamples

Q9:

Which of the following data sets would be suitable to determine the average score on a test in a class with 25 students?

  • Amass population
  • Bsamples

Q10:

Which of the following data sets would be suitable to determine the total percentage of absences in a school?

  • Amass population
  • Bsamples

Q11:

Which of the following data sets is suitable to measure the individual incomes of the population?

  • Amass population
  • Bsamples

Q12:

Which of the following data sets is suitable to examine the blood type of a patient?

  • Asamples
  • Bmass population

Q13:

Olivia knows all the families living in her area quite well. She says she has found out that the average number of children per family is 2.3. Is this figure a sample statistic or a population characteristic?

  • Aa population characteristic
  • Ba sample statistic

Q14:

Jacob asked all the students in his class how many text messages they send on average per day. He found out that the average was 24. He then claimed that students in his school send on average 24 text messages per day. Is this figure a sample statistic or a population characteristic?

  • Aa sample statistic
  • Ba population characteristic

Q15:

A study claims that of people aged 16 to 24 in a certain country own a smart phone. Is this a sample statistic or a population characteristic?

  • Aa sample statistic
  • Ba population characteristic

Q16:

Which is the most appropriate method for collecting data about the amount of salt in seawater.

  • Asample method
  • Bmass population method

Q17:

Which would be the most appropriate method for collecting the data when checking the status of newly fitted gas pipes before switching on distribution?

  • Amass population method
  • Bsample method