Confidence Intervals

  • Dean P. Foster
  • Robert A. Stine
  • Richard P. Waterman

Abstract

We all sense that large samples are more informative than small ones, because of something vaguely called the “law of averages.” This class considers how to use the information in a sample to make a claim about some population feature. The normal distribution plays a key role.

Keywords

Central Limit Theorem Control Chart Empirical Rule Good Guess Population Proportion 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dean P. Foster
    • 1
  • Robert A. Stine
    • 1
  • Richard P. Waterman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Statistics, Wharton SchoolUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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