- CFA Exams
- CFA Level I Exam
- Topic 1. Quantitative Methods
- Learning Module 5. Sampling and Estimation
- Subject 1. Sampling Methods

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**CFA Practice Question**

A sampling distribution of a statistic ______.

B. is a collection of observations at equally spaced intervals of time

C. draws valid inferences from a sample

D. is the distribution of all the distinct possible values that the statistic can assume when computed from samples of the same size randomly drawn from the same population

A. produces more precise parameter estimates than simple random sampling

B. is a collection of observations at equally spaced intervals of time

C. draws valid inferences from a sample

D. is the distribution of all the distinct possible values that the statistic can assume when computed from samples of the same size randomly drawn from the same population

Correct Answer: D

A sampling distribution of a statistic is the distribution of all the distinct possible values that the statistic can assume when computed from samples of the same size randomly drawn from the same population.

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**User Contributed Comments**
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alallstar |
why not A ? |

bundy |
A is wrong: how could it produce more precise... |

Acid01 |
A sampling distribution of a statistic is descriptive, it does not produce anything. |

NikolaZ |
A is the definition for stratified random sampling |

gill15 |
What your confused about is the Stratified is more precise then Simple random sampling...less variability when the estimates produced. |