# A farmer has just cleared a new field for corn It is a

Last updated: 12/11/2023

A farmer has just cleared a new field for corn It is a unique plot of land in that a river runs along one side The com looks good in some areas of the field but not others The farmer is not sure that harvesting the field is worth the expense He has decided to harvest 10 plots and use this information to estimate the total yield Based on this estimate he will decide whether to harvest the remaining plots Part I A Method Number One Convenience Sample The farmer began by choosing 10 plots that would be easy to harvest They are marked on the grid below X X X X X X X I Since then the farmer has had second thoughts about this selection and has decided to come to you knowing that you are a statistics student somewhat knowledgeable but far cheaper than a professional statistician to determine the approximate yield of the field You will still be allowed to pick 10 plots to harvest early Your job is to determine which of the following methods is the best one to use and to decide if this is an improvement over the farmer s original plan B Method Number Two Simple Random Sample Number each spot on the grid with a different number Using your random digits table to choose 10 different spots to harvest Mark them on the grid below Write what numbers you used for the table Write what numbers the table gave you