"Population" is also used to refer to a set of measurements or values. Suppose, for example, we are interested in the set of all adult crows now alive in the county of Kent, and we want to know the mean weight of these birds. For each bird in the population of crows there is a weight, and the set of these weights is called the "population of weights".

Statistics > **Statistical Population**

We use the term **statistical population** to refer to any collection of *units* (see statistical model), whether they are concrete objects or a complex conjection of circumstances, that has collective attributes. We presume that we want to use empirical research to learn more about the population.

**See Also:** population, statistics, statistical sample