What's the difference between a trial and an observation? My sense is that an observation is a measurement of a variable for a single trial. Is this correct?


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Simply put,
A Trial —— is the act of carrying out an experiment, while
An Observation —— is the value of a data point used in an experiment

Note: The total number of data points used in an experiment, is also known as sample size or number of observations, n


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