Questions about the statistical process of sampling from a population, in order to obtain information for use in statistical learning, estimation, hypothesis testing about some population or process.

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Ratio estimation. Does it have to be randomly sampled?

$R= \frac {\overline Y}{\overline X}$ In my lecture notes, the estimated variance of $\hat R = \frac 1{\overline X^2}(1 - \frac nN)(\frac 1n)(\sum_{i=0}^n (y_i - \overline Rx_i)^2)$ It doesn't ...
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Is it a simple random sample if sampled on a fixed interval?

If I take a sample of the population every 15 minutes for example, would it be reasonable to treat the samples as an SRS? EDIT: The population is a speedtest of my internet connection. The data will ...
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Sampling specific unit vectors

Given a unit vector $A\in \Bbb{R}^N$ and an angle $\theta$, the unit vector $P$ needs to satisfy $\left<A,P\right>=\cos\theta$. How to sample $P$ uniformly? For example: If $A = ...
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Sampling in the time domain vs. sampling in the frequency domain

If I have a sample rate of 2 seconds on a 128 second time window (64 samples total) and then I do a Fourier transform, what is my sample "rate" in the frequency domain? Will I end up with 64 ...
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Random Variables and Statistic

I'm studying Statistical Inference by Casella and I'm confused with the definitions of random variable & statistic. So let we have the probability space $(\Omega, F, P)$ where $\Omega$ is the ...
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How sample size affects confidence interval.

Suppose the weight of n primary one students has sample mean of 20KG. If n = 40, a certain percentage of confidence interval for the population mean is (15.5,24.5). Find the confidence interval if we ...
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Comparing two populations

I have sampled from two separate populations, and I want to figure out which population is better. Population 1 has an average score of 84.1 and a standard deviation of 11.8. Population 2 has an ...
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Simulating r.v.'s from a joint density by rejection sampling in R. Continued

I wish to sample variables $v$ and $w$ from the joint density $$(v+w)e^{-\frac{(v+w)^{2}}{2x_{0}}-2\mu v-(\mu -\lambda )w},$$ where $x_0$, $\mu$ and $\lambda$ can be seen as positive constant. Since ...
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Fourier transform of a 3sinc^2(100πt)

I'm currently studying for an exam, and I'm not sure the textbook's answer for the fourier transform of 3sinc^2(60πt) is correct. For this question, I incorporated the duality property. Below is my ...
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Sampling Distribution

38% of people admit that they snoop in other peoples medicine cabinets. You randomly select 200 people and ask if they snoop in other peoples medicine cabinets. What is the probability that less than ...
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MSE for the Method of moments estimator of variance

would appreciate some help here please - Question: Find the MSE for the MOM estimator of the variance $\hat{\sigma^{2}} = \frac{n-1}{n}S^{2}$ based on a random sample from a normal distribution. My ...
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How can I make the mean of samples be approximately equal to the mean of actual continuous signal?

Suppose there is signal f(t) that is continuous and periodic. It is known that this f is T-periodic. (but it's not necessarily a single cosine f(t).( I'd like to make the mean of samples be ...
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Probability of occurrence in a subset of a population [closed]

If 100 individuals i.e. 2% of a population totalling 5000 people, have a certain characteristic, what is the probability of two or more persons within a subset of 10 persons, taken from that same ...
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Discretizing a set of functions while preserving orthogonality: general method?

Say I have a set of functions, $\left\{ \psi_j \right\}_{j \in \mathbb{N}}$ where $\psi_j : \mathbb{R} \mapsto \mathbb{C}$. Furthermore, these functions are orthogonal on some interval $A \subset ...
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Sampling from conditional distiribution

I want to sample from condtional distribution given by formula: $$ P[T_{n+1} =t| T_n=t_n] = ...
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Chi distribution and sample variance

Suppose that the height (in cm) of randomly selected male is distributed according to normal distribution with parameters $\mu = 175$ and $\sigma = 5$. We pick a simple random sample of size ...
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Sampling from weighted sum distribution

I have $n$ probability density functions $p_1, \ldots, p_n$, which I am able to sample from. How to sample from a weighted sum of these PDFs $$c_1 p_1+ \cdots+c_n p_n$$ given that $c_1+ \cdots+c_n=1$? ...
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Uniform lattice sample inside a particular convex polytope

[update]: hardmath suggests using tools from linear programming. This looks like a good idea indeed. I can now tell that my feasible set is described by: $Set = \{d \in \mathbb{N}^c, -B.d\leqslant ...
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Finding the minimum sample size of an opinion poll

I have encountered the following problem in a textbook,: Assume that 28 % of voters favored party A at some point. A later opinion poll gave a result of 30 % of voters favoring party A. What is ...
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Understanding Sufficient statistic.

A sufficient statistic for a parameter is a statistic that captures all the information about a given parameter contained in the sample. My question: Is the above sentence correct. (I think it is). ...
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Checking whether the given statistic is sufficient

A random sample is drawn from a Bernoulli distribution with $X_i = 1 $ with unknown probability $p$ and zero otherwise. Examine whether the following statistics are sufficient for the parameter $p$ ? ...
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Random assignments with 95% confidence of at least $K$ duplicate assignments

I'm running an experiment online. Of my $N$ test questions, each participant sees $M$ (randomly selected, $M < N$). If I want a minimum of $K$ responses to each question, how can I calculate a ...
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Help Determining a Statistically Significant Sample Size

I am planning on conducting an advertisement test for a website. Basically, I want to know whether visitors to my website would simply just return and convert regardless of seeing an ad or not. I will ...
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Importance Sampling Distribution

I have an infinite set of events and these event are either ture or false. I perform a monte carlo simulations to find the probability of an event being true. Now I have the knowledge that $A$ % of ...
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Resampling Probability

I've had a student working on some resampling problems. Here's a question I've posed to her: M consecutive draws of size K are taken from an urn with N balls. Balls are replaced between draws. ...
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Why is importance sampling always framed as calculating E(h(x))?

In all of the tutorials I've seen, importance sampling is always framed as a way to calculate: $$E(h(x)) = \int h(x) f(x) dx \qquad x \sim f$$ I don't understand why it is not framed as a more ...
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Statistics sampling on over-lapping categories.

I got a finite population. (e.g. a pool of files) The objective of the audit is to determine whether the files are in order. I need to audit the files for 5 different category on the population. Each ...
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Sampling Distributions

Parts being manufactured at a plant are supposed to weigh 40 grams. Suppose the distribution of weights has a Normal distribution with mean 40 grams and standard deviation 2 grams. Quality control ...
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Sampling demonstration using combinatorics

Suppose that I have a finite population of A's and B's, with properties: Population size: $n$ There are $n_1$ A's and $n - n_1$ B's (so that $p = \frac{n_1}{n}$, $q = \frac{n - n_1}{n}$) I'm ...
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hypergeometric distribution and random sampling

Is there any simple and fast algorithm (to be implemented in Javascript) to obtain a sample from the hypergeometric distribution? My needed sample size is very large (100,000,000).
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Chance to pick n balls out of N numbered ones where one ball is a specific number (without replacement, order doesn't matter)

An urn contains 120 balls numbered 1 to 120. Find the probability of choosing 3 balls without replacement that includes one ball numbered “11”. My attempt: Picking "11" would have the probability ...
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Basic sampling of joint random variables

If random variables $X \in \mathcal X$ and $Y \in \mathcal Y$ are sampled jointly from a target distribution $\pi$, i.e. $(X, Y) \sim \pi(x, y)$, is $X$ sampled from the correct marginal? In other ...
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Monte Carlo sampling and Kolmogorov–Smirnov test in practice

I have two deterministic algorithms, Algorithm 1 and Algorithm 2. The first has $m$ inputs and one output, and the second has $n$ inputs and one output. The distributions of the inputs of the ...
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Sampling into two sets

Let $N$ be the set of integers $1,\cdots,n$ and let $A$ be a set of numbers sampled independently from $N$ such that each element of $N$ has probability $p=0.5$ to be selected. I am trying to answer ...
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How can I tell whether sample size is inadequate or not ?

I am given sample size of 15322 students and our research topic is to find out a relationship between students academic performance and participation in sports team. The question asks " do you think ...
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oversampling by 2, which method is correct?

I want to oversample a continuous-time signal by a factor of 2. My signal is: $ r(t_1, t_2) = \sum_i \sum_j a_{i,j} h(t_1 - iT, t_2-jT)$, where $a_{i,j} \in {\pm 1}$ and $h(t_1,t_2)$ is the kernel ...
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Can we predict next sample using the existing samples?

Suppose that I have 18 data points and I'm sampling 3 data points each time. Suppose that I have 60 samples (each has 3 data points). Can we predict the next sample (of 3 points) from the existing ...
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Importance Sampling of 2D constant piecewise function convertible to 1D?

So I have a constant piecewise 2D function (luminance values of pixels of an image) that I am writing an importance sampling algorithm for. I was going to write my algorithm by first sampling the 1D ...
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Urn with marbles, unknown number of colors

When I started with this calculation I thought this was going to be a flashback from school decades ago but now after searching I'm confused if I'm over thinking it or if it's not as trivial as I ...
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metrics for density-sampling similarity, beyond likelihood

I am looking for a metric that would evaluate the distance between a sample $S$ and a density function $D$ Building a sample from a known distribution can be done using a monte-carlo sampling, ...
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Nyquist–Shannon Sampling Theorem Counter Example?

I was learning about the Nyquist theorem regards signal processing the area of interest which I will rephrase below: Given a signal lasting infinitely long with a maximum frequency of f, then you can ...
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probability integral transformation and distribution of P= P[ |T| <= |t|] .

The task is to find the distribution of P. where , P=P[ |T| <= |t|]. (T is a continuous random variable with PDF f(t)). now , I tried to make the following two arguments : 1.P= P[ |T| <= |t|] ...
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central limit theorem and sampling dist.

If you takes samples from a distribution, and you can see that they have different variances, can the central limit theorem still be applied. The computer vision teqnique i am referring to is this ...
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Is there any known method to fit plane onto sampling data?

For example I have the variables x, y (or higher dimensional data in general) and a probability density distribution p(x,y). I want to approximate p(x,y) as a linear function, a plane in this case, at ...
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Example of a real-world situation where multivariate analysis is applicable.

I have searched a lot of site to understand the situation where multivariate analysis is applicable. But not got any easily understandable example. Would you please give me a real-world example where ...
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How to Calculate Population from A given Set Of Sampels

I have a sample set of data collected using a SRS of books with IDs from 1 to 100. {90,60,6,39,46,26,16} Using this data how can I estimate the max, in this senario I know the max id, but what if I ...
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Efficient method for finding the number of combinations of values so that the sum is a certain number

I know one can make a sample space for this problem, but are there any other ways of solving a problem like this: Each letter has a number value. Find all possible combinations of the letters that ...
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Estimate the number of trials needed to observe all the possible outcomes of an experiment [duplicate]

I am stuck with the following problem: Each package of Pokemon cards contains 1 of N possible legendary Pokemon. How many packs do you expect to buy to get all N? We assume all N legendary cards are ...
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Doubt about the degree of freedom on standard error

Once I learn that the sample variance should be $s^{2}=\sum(X_{i}-\mu)^{2}/(N-1)$, I was told that "N-1" is came from the degree of freedom, even I didn't understand well the reason. Now, I am doubt ...
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A question about importance sample and Metropolis Algorithm

I am reading this paper by Beichl, I., & Sullivan, F. (2000) on Metropolis algorithm. I understand rejection sample. In the section "The Rejection Sample", I can understand the equation: ...