- See: Statistical Population, Finite Statistical Population, Infinite Statistical Population.
- (Wikipedia, 2016) ⇒ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
- (Wikipedia, 2015) ⇒ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/statistical_population Retrieved:2015-2-23.
- In statistics, a population is a set of similar items or events which is of interest for some question or experiment. A statistical population can be a group of actually existing objects (e.g. the set of all stars within the Milky Way galaxy) or a hypothetical and potentially infinite group of objects conceived as a generalization from experience (e.g. the set of all possible hands in a game of poker). A common aim of statistical analysis is to produce information about some chosen population.
- In statistical inference, a subset of the population (a statistical sample) is chosen to represent the population in a statistical analysis. If a sample is chosen properly, characteristics of the entire population that the sample is drawn from can be estimated from corresponding characteristics of the sample.
- "Glossary of statistical terms: Population". http://www.statistics.com/glossary&term_id=812. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
- Yates, Daniel S.; Moore, David S; Starnes, Daren S. (2003). The Practice of Statistics (2nd ed.). New York: Freeman. ISBN 978-0-7167-4773-4. http://bcs.whfreeman.com/yates2e/.
- "Glossary of statistical terms: Sample". http://www.statistics.com/glossary&term_id=281. Retrieved 22 February 2016.