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1

Population

the entire group of people about whom information is needed.

2

Census

collecting data from or about every member of the
population of interest.

3

Sample

a subset of all the members of a population of
interest.

4

parameter

the actual value

5

statistic

the value in the sample-used as an estimate of the actual value

6

sampling error

the difference between parameter and statistic

7

developing a sampling plan

define the target population
identify the sampling plane
choose a sampling procedure
determine the sample size
select the sampling elements
collect data from the sampling elements