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Parameter and Statistic In a recent Gallup poll, pollsters

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Problem 8CQQ

Problem 8CQQ

 

Parameter and Statistic In a recent Gallup poll, pollsters randomly selected adults and asked them whether they smoke. Among the adults who responded to the survey question, 21% said that they did smoke. Is that value of 21% an example of a statistic or an example of a parameter?

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Problem 8CQQ

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We have In a recent Gallup poll, pollsters randomly selected adults and asked them whether they smoke. Among the adults who responded to the survey question, 21% said that they did smoke.

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We need to Is that value of 21% an example of a statistic or an example of a parameter?

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Let us know what is parameter and what is statistic

Consider,

Parameter: A parameter is a characteristic of a population.

Statistic: A statistic is a characteristic of a sample.

From the above problem we can say that data is obtained from sample hence it is a “statistic”.

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Chapter 1.4, Problem 8CQQ is Solved
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Textbook: Elementary Statistics
Edition: 12
Author: Mario F. Triola
ISBN: 9780321836960

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