Day: May 14, 2021

Playing with the Numbers: Creating Our Own Sampling Distribution

(Essay found in Nesselroade & Grimm, 2019; pgs. 209- 210) Programs found on the internet allow us actually to see how changing the sample size, mean, and the standard deviation of the population of raw scores change the resulting sampling distribution. Some of the ones recently found online include the StatKey Sampling Distribution for a Proportion program (, the Rice Virtual Lab in Statistics ( and the Rossman/Chance Applet Collection ( There are others. A program that is quite flexible, however, is one created by Dr. Patrick Wessa ( In this program, we can input the number of replications we

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