Sampling Distribution vs Distribution of a Sample

What is the difference between a sampling distribution and distribution of sample?

The distribution of a sample would be shown by a graph of your given data. For example, ACT scores of everyone in one high school is the sample, and if it was graphed you would see the distribution of the sample. The sampling distribution shows the distribution of all the types of samples you could receive from a population, and this is what needs to be normal as a condition for inference.

A sample distribution is the distribution of the actual sample you collect. A point on this distribution represents a collected data point.

A sampling distribution is a distribution of a sample statistic. A point on here represents the statistic (mean/proportion) of a sample!


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