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Lecture 9

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Lecture 9 STATS 250

Debra Tee
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Overview of Confidence Intervals and Confidence Interval for a Population Proportion
Thomas Venable Jr
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confidence, interval, population, proportion
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Debra Tee on Thursday October 13, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to STATS 250 at University of Michigan taught by Thomas Venable Jr in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 3 views. For similar materials see /class/231658/stats-250-university-of-michigan in Statistics at University of Michigan.


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Date Created: 10/13/16
Lecture  9:  Estimating  Proportions  with  Confidence     10.1:  Overview  of  Confidence  Intervals       Confidence  Intervals  concept:  Use  sample  data  to  estimate  a  population   parameter     Population  (size  N)  =  the  whole  group  that  we  want  to  make  conclusions  on   Parameter  =  summary  about  population     Random  sample  of  size  n  =  a  few  units  selected  from  population   Statistic  =  summary  about  the  sample   Sample  estimate  =  provides  our  best  guess  as  to  what  is  the  value  of  the   population  parameter,  but  it  is  not  100%  accurate.     Concept:   The  value  of  the  sample  estimate  will  vary  from  one  sample  to   the  next.   The  values  often  vary  around  the  population  parameter  and  the  standard   deviation  give  an  idea  about  how  far  the  sample  estimates  tend  to  be  from   the  true  population  proportion  on  average.       The  standard  error  of  the  sample  estimate  provides  an  idea  of  how  far   away  it  would  tend  to  vary  from  the  parameter  value  (on  average).     The  general  format  for  a  confidence  interval  estimate  is  given  by:   Sample  estimate  ±  (a  few)  standard  errors             10.2:  Confidence  Interval  for  a  Population  Proportion  p         Probability  that  sample  proportion  ????  will  be  within  2  standard  deviations   from  the  true  proportion  p  =  95%.           Common  mistake:     Can  we  say  that  95%  of  the  time  the  population  prop ortion  p  will  be  in  the   confidence  interval  for  ?????  NO,  either  p  is  in  the  particular  interval  or  it  is  not!     Interpreting  the  Confidence  Level:   Definition  of  95%  Confidence  Level:  If  the  sampling  procedure  were   repeated  many  times,  then  approximately  95%  of  the  resulting  confidence   intervals  would  contain  the  population  proportion  of  xxx…     Important  concept:  When  Confidence  level  increases,  width  of  confidence   interval  increases.     Example:  90%  Confidence  Interval  would  be  narrower  than  95%   Confidence  Interval.        


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