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A local newspaper wanted to gather information about house sales in the area It distributed 25000 electronic surveys to its readers asking

A local newspaper wanted to gather information about house sales in the area. It distributed 25,000 electronic surveys to its readers asking questions about house sales in the past 6 months. Of the surveys sent out, 3.2% were returned. The results found that 92% of people did not sell their house in the past 6 months and 85% of people would expect a loss if they sold their house. The writer wants to use these results to conclude that the housing market is declining, and we are headed for a recession.

 

a.     Explain the bias and sampling error in this study.



b.     Should the writer conclude that the housing market is declining based upon this data?



c.     Why or why not?

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