Is it possible for the sample statistic to be less than, equal to, or greater than the population paramenter?

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- Dec 6th 2008, 07:45 AMjenniferchampPopulation vs. Sample Size
Is it possible for the sample statistic to be less than, equal to, or greater than the population paramenter?

- Dec 6th 2008, 01:10 PMmr fantastic
I would have thought the answer was obviously yes in all cases.

Consider collecting a set of data from a normal population and look at the sample mean. Obviously you can get data sets where the sample mean is less, equal to or greater than the population mean.