- Statistical population
In

statistics , a**statistical population**is a set of entities concerning whichstatistical inference s are to be drawn, often based on arandom sample taken from the population. For example, if we were interested in generalizations aboutcrow s, then we would describe the set of crows that is of interest. Notice that if we choose a population like "all crows", we will be limited to observing crows that exist now or will exist in the future. Probably,geography will also constitute a limitation in that our resources for studying crows are also limited."Population" is also used to refer to a set of potential

measurement s or values, including not only cases actually observed but those that are potentiallyobservable . Suppose, for example, we are interested in the set of all adult crows now alive in the county ofCambridgeshire , and we want to know the mean weight of these birds. For each bird in the population of crows there is a weight, and the set of these weights is called the "population of weights".**ee also***

Population

*Sample (statistics)

*Sampling (statistics)

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