Respond to the following:
- On the basis of what you learned in the readings, define the terms “sample” and “population” and describe some of the advantages and disadvantages of using a sample compared to a population. Support your reasoning with examples.
- A researcher is studying the effects of caffeine on e x a m scores of college students. In this study:
- What would be the population and sample of this research? Extrapolate your views of the advantages and disadvantages of samples and populations to this example.
- Why would the researcher want to use a sample or a population in this study?