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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 merelyone sample, and according to the Central Limit Theorum, if I had abigger 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?

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# Homework Help: Sample statistics vs population statistics

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