Sampling and Sampling Distributions
After studying this chapter, you should be able to
distinguish between population parameter and sample statistics
apply the Central Limit Theorem
know various procedures of sampling that provide an attractive means of learning about a population or process.
develop the concept of a sampling distribution that helps you understand the methods and underlaying thinking of statistical inference.
By a small sample we may judge of the whole piece.
Nine times out of ten, in the arts as in life, there is actually no truth to be discovered; there is only error to be exposed.
—H. L. Mencken
So far we introduced certain statistical methods (Chapters ...