AP Statistics Multiple-Choice Practice Questions: Planning and Conducting Surveys 1

1. A school psychologist wants to investigate student depression. She selects, at random, samples of 30 freshmen, 30 sophomores, 30 juniors, and 30 seniors to interview. Which of the following best describes the principal's sampling plan?

2. Which of the following is a true statement?

3. Which of the following is a true statement about sampling error?

4. Many colleges are moving toward coed dormitories. A Residential Life director plans to sample student attitudes toward this arrangement. He randomly selects three of the 12 dorms and sends a questionnaire to all residents living in them. Which of the following best describes the director's sampling plan?

5. Ann Landers, who wrote a daily advice column appearing in newspapers across the country, once asked her readers, "If you had it to do over again, would you have children?" Of the more than 10,000 readers who responded, 70% said no. What does this show?

6. Each of the 30 MLB teams has 25 active roster players. A sample of 60 players is to be chosen as follows. Each team will be asked to place 25 cards with its players' names into a hat and randomly draw out two names. The two names from each team will be combined to make up the sample. Will this method result in a simple random sample of the 750 baseball players?

7. To evaluate their catering service with regard to culinary excellence, airline executives plan to pick a random passenger to start with and then survey every tenth passenger departing from a Beijing to San Francisco flight. Which of the following best describes the executives' sampling plan?