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Re: st: when your sample is the entire population

From   Richard Williams <[email protected]>
To   [email protected], [email protected]
Subject   Re: st: when your sample is the entire population
Date   Fri, 18 Jan 2008 15:01:34 -0500

At 02:49 PM 1/18/2008, David Greenberg wrote:
Suppose you are studying all the children in a school. You would not have a simple random sample, but might still want to know how sensitive your results are to the possibility that a few ch

ildren were not there on the day you passed out your survey instrument because they were sick or truant. David Greenberg, Sociology Department, New York University
I'm interested in this question too and hope there will be more comments. It is almost like we are not sure what to do on those rare occasions when we do have the whole population. Also, even when we do try to have the whole population, people are usually missing for some reason, e.g. refusal to participate. But, such people are probably missing on a non-random basic, so significance tests probably aren't appropriate in such cases either.

Richard Williams, Notre Dame Dept of Sociology
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