# (Solved): 2. Briefly explain why biologists use sampling, rather than individually ...

1. Briefly explain why biologists use sampling, rather than individually counting all members of the population of interest. (5 points)

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~~1. Briefly explain why biologists use sampling, rather than individually counting all members of the population of interest. (5 points)I would say that biologists use sampling due to the nature of population. One reason is that members of the population may be too many for taking individual count. Sampling shall include a representation of various these individual which will give a more accurate number when compared to counting individual members. Another reason is factors such as terrain and other barriers that may hinder access to all individual members.

~~2. a. When using the random sampling estimation technique, which type of dispersion is most effectively estimated? In other words, which population distribution pattern will yield the most accurate population size estimate when the random sampling procedure is followed? (2 points)The population that is uniformly distributed shall give a more accurate estimate of the population size.

b. Briefly explain why this would be the case. (4 points)In uniformly distributed population, the members are distributed evenly in the available space. Therefore, each individual shall have almost similar probability of getting picked for the samples.