# AP Statistics : How to conduct a census

## Example Questions

### Example Question #41 : Data Collection

Kate would like to determine what flavors of ice cream are most popular among students in her AP Statistics class. In total, there are 100 students in the class. Which of the following would be an appropriate sampling methodology?

Randomly select several of the most popular students in the class to answer questions about their favorite ice cream flavor

Ask every fifth person that walks through the door what their favorite flavor of ice cream is before class starts

Obtain a census of the class and survey each person in the class to determine their favorite flavor of ice cream

There is no effective way to obtain a representative sample from the target population

Group students into several homogeneous groups and choose one group to survey in order to determine the class's favorite ice cream flavor

Obtain a census of the class and survey each person in the class to determine their favorite flavor of ice cream

Explanation:

In this situation, it is best to conduct a census in order to determine what the class's favorite flavor of ice cream is. Since there are only 100 students in the class, a sample of the class would be very small and may not be representative of the class as a whole.

### Example Question #1 : Census And Studies

Census is to __________ as survey is to __________.

There are no similarities between these two.

cluster; stratum

population; group

population; sample

sample; population