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1.10 Further Statistical Concepts

Population

  • In statistics, a population is all people, objects or events defined by a set number of characteristics.
  • When dealing with data representing an entire population, we use the following symbols for population parameters:

Mean: \mu (Greek symbol mu)

Standard Deviation: \sigma (Greek symbol sigma)

Examples

Examples of populations can include dogs in Melbourne, marbles in a sack or visits to a zoo.

Sample

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