Terms from Statistics for HCI: Making Sense of Quantitative Data

You typically cannot measure or survey every person in the relevant population of interest: for example measure the heights of everyone in the country, or ask every possible user of your system to do a task. Instead you choose a small sample, one that you hope is large enough to give sufficient information about the full population, but is manageable.

Defined on page 4

Used on pages 4, 5, 6, 14, 81, 105, 107