Definition of Population Composition
Population Composition Pronunciation
Syllabification: pop·u·la·tion com·po·si·tion
- American English – /pahp-yuh-lAY-shuhn kahm-puh-zIsh-uhn/
- British English – /pop-yu-lAY-shuhn kom-puh-zIsh-uhn/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˌpɑpjəˈleɪʃən ˌkɑmpəˈzɪʃən/
- British English – /ˌpɒpjʊˈleɪʃən ˌkɒmpəˈzɪʃən/
- Plural: population compositions
- “Cultural diversity between countries may be the result of natural circumstances (such as climate and geography) or social circumstances (such as level of technology and composition of population” (Kendall 2006:58).
- “[R]esearchers frequently select a representative sample (a small group of respondents) from a larger population (the total group of people) to answer questions about their attitudes, opinions, or behavior” (Kendall 2006:31).
- Qualitative Research Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Quantitative Research Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “population” and “composition” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “population composition.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved November 28, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/population-composition/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
population composition. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/population-composition/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “population composition.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed November 28, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/population-composition/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“population composition.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 28 Nov. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/population-composition/>.