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Population

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Edited by: Published: 2005 | 3rd Edition
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A group of persons (or institutions, events, or other subjects of study) that one wants to describe or about which one wants to generalize. In order to generalize about a population, one often studies a ∗sample that is meant to be representative of the population. Also called ∗target population and “universe.”

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