Problem 23BSC

Simple Random Sample. Determine whether the sample is a simple random sample. Give a brief explanation of your choice.

Post-Election Survey In the last general election, 132,312 adults voted in Dutchess County, New York. You plan to conduct a post-election survey of 500 of those voters. After obtaining a list of those who voted, you number the list from 1 to 132,312, and then you use a computer to randomly generate 500 numbers between 1 and 132,312. Your sample consists of the voters corresponding to the selected numbers.

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Given data,In the last general election, 132,312 adults voted in Dutchess County, New York. You plan to conduct a post-election survey of 500 of those voters. After obtaining a list of those who voted, you number the list from 1 to 132,312, and then you use a computer to randomly generate 500 numbers between 1 and 132,312. Your sample consists of the voters corresponding to the selected numbers.

This is a simple random sample because every voter has an equal chance of being selected to participate in the survey.