# Inductive statistics concerns drawing conclusions based on a sample of data avai

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Inductive statistics concerns drawing conclusions based on a sample of
data available for analysis and the use of appropriate statistics, such
as the mean and standard error of some variable in the data set. For a
conclusion to be generally useful, the sample must be representative of
the population of interest. Give an example of how sample design can be
illogical. Will an illogical design automatically sabotage the
usefulness of results? Why or why not?

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