Confidence Intervals II

  • Allan J. Rossman
  • Beth L. Chance
Part of the The Workshop Mathematics Project book series (TIMS)


In the previous topic you began a study of the important and widely used technique of confidence intervals. These procedures use a sample statistic to estimate a population parameter with an interval of values and a certain confidence level. This topic asks you to continue this study by considering sample survey results and the connection between confidence intervals and the commonly used expression “margin-of-error.” You will also investigate some of the limitations of confidence intervals, encountering some situations in which one must be wary of applying them thoughtlessly.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Allan J. Rossman
    • 1
  • Beth L. Chance
    • 2
  1. 1.Dickinson CollegeUSA
  2. 2.University of the PacificUSA

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