Random sample question.

#1
Hello! I have a question.
There's an initial population consist of 100 girls and boys.
let's say we have a random sample from an initial population. In that random sample, there are 2 girls and 8 boys. how to estimate the number of women in the initial population based on our random sample?
 

hlsmith

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#6
Many will argue point estimates can be troublesome, especially when they are by themselves. This is because they usually propagate the issues surrounding null hypothesis significance testing (NHST).
 

Dason

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#7
@hlsmith I get what you're going for. And intervals and/or incorporating variability is important but the original question was just asking for an estimate so I think @mahi2pal is giving the right answer for the question asked. I think you're just going beyond what the question asked.