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Sampling Fractions and Populations

The ratio of the sample size to the population is often irrelevant.

Survey research concerns taking samples of a target population. Using those samples, we can estimate the views of that population.

This article looks at sampling fractions and the issue of finite populations.

Sampling fraction

In a simple survey, the sampling fraction is the ratio of the sample size to the population size. For example: in a population of 56m adults, a…




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Anthony B. Masters

Anthony B. Masters

This blog looks at the use of statistics in Britain and beyond. It is written by RSS Statistical Ambassador and Chartered Statistician @anthonybmasters.

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