1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data My task is to explain why the sample statistics I have obtained differ from the population statistics I have obtained from some data - using "concepts taught in class, if they exist". I have calculated x̄ and s, as well as σ and µ. 2. Relevant equations First of all, the distribution is not normal, thus the emperical rule is invalid. 3. The attempt at a solution Part of me thinks it's a trick question because there are very few "concepts" I can think of. The only thing I can come up with is that the mean differs because it is merely one sample, and according to the Central Limit Theorum, if I had a bigger sample space, the mean would be similar. Similarly, the standard deviation differs because it is merely one sample. Is this all there is to it or am I missing something?