## What is a simple random sample in statistics?

## What is the goal of drawing a random sample from population?

- By drawing a
**random**sample from a larger**population**, the goal is that the sample will be representative of the larger group and less likely to be subject to bias.

## How does the US Census Bureau use simple random sampling?

- Officials from the United States Census Bureau follow a
**random**selection of individual inhabitants of the United States for a year, asking detailed questions about their lives in order to draw conclusions about the whole**population**of the US. Simple**random**sampling is used to make statistical inferences about a**population**.

## What is randomization and representativeness in statistics?

- Randomization = each individual in the
**population**has an equal opportunity to be selected for the sample. Representativeness = sample must be as much like the**population**in as many ways as possible. Sample reflects the characteristics of the**population**, so those sample findings can be generalized to the**population**.

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