Methods for Selecting a Random Sample

Random sampling is as easy as choosing numbers. Teams use random numbers to create a sample of book lengths from a population of 150 books. The groups continue by developing a technique to create samples to compare from two populations in the 17th section of a series of 25.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Before starting the lesson, brainstorm different methods to collect a random sample
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a way to generate random numbers
  • Class members should know how to read data from a histogram
Pros
  • Includes suggestions on how to modify the second activity if the number of students is not possible
  • Contains a link to a random number generator if other methods are not available
Cons
  • None
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