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Even You Can Learn Statistics A Guide for Everyone Who Has Ever Been Afraid of Statistics by David F. Stephan, David M. Levine

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Chapter 6. Sampling Distributions and Confidence Intervals

You will recall from Section 1.1 that inferential statistics are defined as those in which conclusions about a large set of data, called the population, are made from a subset of the data, called the sample. Inferential statistical methods use the results of a sample statistic to draw conclusions about a population parameter by using just a single sample. Drawing conclusions about a whole thing based on looking at only a (possibly fairly) ...

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