Statistical operation that consists of taking a sample of a population in order to study one or more of its characteristics.


We surveyed 39 students in grade 6 to find out which of these six colours was their favourite:
White – Orange – Yellow – Red – Black – Green

Here is the data collected:

Population studied: Students in grade 6
Sample: 39 students
Characteristic studied: Favourite colour

Here is the compilation table and the distribution of data according to frequency; this table illustrates the results of the survey:


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