Chapter 1.2, Problem 1LC

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Frederick J Gravetter + 1 other

ISBN: 9781133956570

Textbook Problem

A researcher is interested in the texting habits of high school students in the United States. If the researcher measures the number of text messages that each individual sends each day and calculates the average number for the entire group of high school students, the average number would be an example of a ________________.

To determine

**To Find:** The value that is known as an example for the average number of text messages that each individual sends each day for the entire group of high school students.

Answer

The value that is known as an example for the average number of text messages that each individual sends each day for the entire group of high school students is parameter.

Explanation

The concept of parameter is used for the given scenario. Because the researcher wants to measures the number of text messages that each individual sends each day. And also observe that number of text messages that each individual sends each day describes the population as texting habits of high school students in the United States.

Concept

**Parameter:**

A parameter is a numerical value, which describes a population. A parameter is usually derived from measurements of the individuals in the population.

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