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Surveying Disadvantages

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Which of the following represents a disadvantage of gathering data by using a survey?

A

A survey cannot be used to help estimate a population parameter such as a population mean or population proportion.

B

Since a survey must be conducted in person, it is a very time-consuming way to gather data.

C

A survey is a very expensive method of collecting data. It can be even more expensive to properly analyze the results of the survey.

D

There is likely to be a lot of undercoverage when conducting a survey since some individuals may choose not to respond to the survey.

E

The results of a survey may be unreliable due to response bias.