# sampling distribution

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## sampling distribution

[′samp·liŋ ‚dis·trə‚byü·shən]
(statistics)
A distribution of the estimates that can be made by each of all possible samples of a fixed size that could be taken from a universe.
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Based on the sampling distribution of the unemployment rate depicted on the board (in this class there were rates that were as low as 17% and as high as 57%), students predicted the unemployment rate for the whole population and then compared this prediction with the actual unemployment rate defined by the teacher for this activity.
The method first draws the samples of hidden variables from the posterior sampling distribution using Gibbs sampling (E step) and then estimates model parameters using the drawn samples (M step).
As the student selects each distribution, the arithmetic mean of that distribution is visible as one mean amongst many that make up the sampling distribution (see Figure 3, Screens 5 and 6).
The tool allows the user to select a distribution (e.g., normal, uniform, skewed, or random), the sample size and see how the sampling distribution of the mean gradually becomes approximately normal.
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Beginning with descriptive statistics then moving to inferential statistics, they consider such topics as describing data with tables and graphs, regression, sampling distribution of the mean, analysis of variance, and chi-square test for qualitative (nominal) data.
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The LLN ensures that as the number of random samples collected from a probability distribution is increased, the sample mean converges to the true population mean, and the CLT guarantees that the sampling distribution of the mean will be Gaussian, provided there are a sufficient number of independent observations.
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Intel showed a kiosk it designed for a major customer that can serve as both a vending machine and a sampling distribution point.

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