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### The Practice of Statistics for AP

Book edition 4th
Author(s) David Moore,Daren Starnes,Dan Yates
Pages 809 pages
ISBN 9781319113339

# A sampling at the mall You have probably seen the mall interviewer, approaching people passing by with a clipboard in hand. Explain why even a large sample of mall shoppers would not provide a trustworthy estimate of the current unemployment rate.

Because the unemployed have more time off than those who reside in the mall, the unemployment rate will most likely be greater.

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## Step 1: Given information

Given the sample size, $n$

Because the provincial health-care system is meeting its objectives, the Ministry of Health conducted the Ontario Health Survey.

## Step 2: Concept

A simple random sample (SRS) of size n is made up of $n$ people chosen from the population with an equal chance of being the sample that is actually chosen.

## Step 3: Explanation

A big sample of mall customers would not produce a reliable estimate of the current unemployment rate because it is easy to find a large number of people in a mall, hence this is a convenience sample. Because the unemployed have more time to spend at the mall than those who are employed, a large sample of mall visitors would not yield a reliable estimate of the present unemployment rate.