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Political Science 3N06 Semester II 2014 Lecture 5a Sampling distributions.docx

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Department
Political Science
Course
POLSCI 3N06
Professor
Todd Alway
Semester
Winter

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Political Science 3N06 2014 Lecture 5a Sampling distributionsInferential statistics enable you to generalize from samples to populationsTo calculate how probable it is that your sample results are true for the larger population from which the sample was drawnNote inferential statistics are only valid for samples that are representative of the larger populationoie those that have been gathered by EPSEMIf the sample is not representative then you cannot expect inferential statistics to produce valid results regarding population parametersTo better understand how inferential statistics works and what it is doing to your data it is important to first differentiate
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