A phone company obtains an alphabetical list of names of homeowners in a city. They select every 25th person from the list until a sample of 100 is obtained. They then call these 100 people to advertise their services. Does this sampling plan result in a random sample? What type of sample is it? Explain.

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This sampling plan does not result in a random sample since individuals do not have an equal chance to be chosen. In fact, individuals that are at the end of the list may be not even reached if there are more than 2,500 people living in the city. Since the population is first systematized in alphabetical order and then every 25th person is chosen from the list, this is a systematic sample.

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