Unit 4 Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • differentiate the population from a sample;
  • define and apply simple random sampling;
  • identify and determine different types of selection bias and sampling errors, andexplain how to avoid these errors in survey sampling, such as selection and estimation errors, and apply these techniques;
  • describe and identify the different sampling methods, including systematic, stratified random, cluster, convenience, panel, and quota sampling, and identify an example of each; and
  • use a point estimator from a sample to estimate the entire population.

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