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Learning from One's Mistakes

Learning from One's Mistakes

Created by R.D. Lee for the Royal Statistics Society, this article describes an exercise, which highlights the effect of sampling without replacement in small populations, and leads to consideration of the relative importance of sample and population size when examining standard error. The author provides a number of exercises, an explanation of statistical errors and the importance of sample size. This is a brief, yet fine resource for those in the field of statistics.


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