Posted by **sam** on Saturday, October 11, 2008 at 11:19pm.

1) The portion of the population selected to participate in a poll is known as the

a. public

b. population

c. deliberative group

d. sample

e. focus group

2) A sample that does not overrepresent any portion of the population and whose responses can therefore be safely generalized to the whole is known as a

a. straw sample

b. non probability sample

c. convenience sample

d. quota sample

e. random sample

3) When a poll has a sample that does not represent all segments of the population, the result is called

a. a systematic random sample.

b. a straw poll

c. sample bias

d. sampling error

e. erroneous data

4) Sampling error refers to

a. a number that indicates within what range the results of a poll are accurate.

b. the number of mistakes made by a pollster.

c. a situation in which a sample is not representative of the larger universe being measured.

d. mistakes made in the recording of response in a poll.

e. a situation in which question wording biases the results.

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