The totality of statistical information on a
particular character, from all members covered by
an investigation, is called population or universe.
For Example:- population of registered
management colleges in West Bengal i.e. the total
number of management colleges in West Bengal.
The sample is a selected part of the population
and is used to throw light on the population
1) In order to know the economic condition the
inhabitants of Calcutta city, if the monthly
income figures of each and every Calcuttan
could be obtained, the whole collection of figures
of income would constitute the \u201cpopulation of
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