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IntroductionStatistics_v13

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‡Every time we take a random sample and calculate a

statistic, the value of the statistic changes (remember, a

statistic is a random variable).

‡If we continue to take random samples and calculate a

given statistic over time, we will build up a distribution of

values for the statistic. This distribution is referred to as a

sampling distribution.

‡A sampling distributionis a distribution that describes

the chance fluctuations of a statistic calculated from a
random sample.

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