Samples from Populations

Go to the same-distribution histograms applet.

See how different the histograms of different samples from the same population can be.

Try this for a normal distribution - for small samples, medium-sized samples, and large samples. What do you see?

At the top of the applet,

You will see the histograms of the data from 20 random samples of that size from that population.

Different choices:



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