Unit 5, Lesson 14# Selecting a Sample

EngageNY 45 min(s)

Students understand that how a sample is selected is important if the goal is to generalize from the sample to a larger population. Students understand that random selection from a population tends to produce samples that are representative of the population. It is important for students to understand how samples are obtained from a population. For example, ask students to consider the statistical question, "How many hours of network television does the typical student in our school watch each week?"