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Survey Sampling

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Doug put the names of all the pets at the pound into a hat. Then, he drew 4 names out of the hat.

Is this a random sample of the pets at the pound?
  1. Yes
  2. No
Hugo surveyed the 132 employees at the company who worked in marketing.

Is this sample of the employees at the company likely to be biased?
  1. Yes
  2. No
A                 is the entire group of people or objects that you want information about.
  1. sample
  2. population
  3. bias
  4. survey
A                 is a way to gather information about a group.
  1. population
  2. sample
  3. bias
  4. survey
A                 is a part of the entire group, used when it is to difficult to survey the entire group because of its large size.
  1. bias
  2. population
  3. sample
  4. survey
When easy to reach members of a population are selected it is this method of sampling.
  1. Self-Selected
  2. Random
  3. Systematic
  4. Convenience
When members of a population volunteer to be part of the sample, such as applications, or phone surveys, it is this method of sampling.
  1. Random
  2. Self-Selected
  3. Systematic
  4. Convenience
Each person or object in a population has an equally likely chance of being selected is this type of sampling method.
  1. Random
  2. Self-Selected
  3. Systematic
  4. Convenience
Which of the following questions is not statistical?
  1. How old are the students in my classroom?
  2. What is the height of each person in my class?
  3. How old am I?
  4. How many letters are in the names of each person in my class?
Which of the following is an example of systematic sampling?
  1. In a large school district, all teachers from two buildings are interviewed to determine whether they believe the students have less homework to do now than in previous years.
  2. Every seventh customer entering a shopping mall is asked to select his/her favorite store.
  3. Nursing supervisors are selected using random numbers in order to determine average annual salaries.
  4. Mail carriers of a large city are divided into four groups according to gender and according to whether they walk or ride on their routes. Then 10 are selected from each group and interviewed to determine whether they have been bitten by a dog in the last year.

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