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A researcher wants to determine how often the citizens of Muttontown attend the theater. She interviews 50 people at the local senior citizens’ center. What is wrong with this researcher’s sample?

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1 of 3If the sample is not chosen in a way that every member of the population has an equal probability of being selected, a biased sample could result.

Bias occurs when a segment of the population is either overrepresented or underrepresented in the sample.

The data collected from a biased sample often do not reflect the population accurately.

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