Sample vs. Population

What’s the difference and why it matters.

Data Scientist Dude
4 min readMar 17

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Statistics relies on samples of populations in order to save time and money when understanding a phenomenon. However, what is the difference and what is important to consider when using these terms?

In statistics, a population refers to the entire group of individuals, objects, or events that a researcher is interested in studying…

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