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Bias and sampling error - Quiz

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OK, it is time for a quiz. See if you can distinguish among measurement bias, sampling bias, and sampling error.


Match each example with the source of error which might make the point estimate quite different from the true population value

Yes, you got them all. Excellent.

No, you missed some. Just remember,

a. If you have a small sample size resulting in poor precision, that is sampling error

b. If you select the wrong sample so that it's not representative, that's sampling bias

c. If your measurements are wrong, that's measurement bias

Continue with the section; the subsequent explanation may clarify things for you.

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