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Name: Confidence Intervals: Introduction
ID: m16967
Language: English (en)
Subject: Mathematics and Statistics
Keywords: elementary, statistics
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: Susan Dean (susanldean45@gmail.com), Barbara Illowsky, Ph.D. (illowskybarbara@deanza.edu)
Copyright Holders: Maxfield Foundation (cnx@cnx.org)
Maintainers: Susan Dean (susanldean45@gmail.com), Barbara Illowsky, Ph.D. (illowskybarbara@deanza.edu), Connexions (cnx@cnx.org)

Latest version: 1.16 (history)
First publication date: Jun 6, 2008 3:20 pm +0000
Last revision to module: Jun 9, 2012 2:22 pm +0000

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Version History

Version: 1.16 Jun 9, 2012 2:22 pm +0000 by Susan Dean
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Confidence Intervals: Introduction: Added a sentence about the confidence interval being a parameter and a sentence about the term "margin of error" as it is sometimes used in some reports.  

Version: 1.15 Jun 8, 2012 9:21 pm +0000 by Susan Dean
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Confidence Intervals: Introduction: Updated language.

Version: 1.14 Jun 6, 2012 6:58 am +0000 by Susan Dean
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Confidence Intervals: Introduction: Changed "average" to "mean" where needed.

Version: 1.13 Jun 5, 2012 8:23 pm +0000 by Susan Dean
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Confidence Intervals: Introduction: Changed "Objectives" to "Outcomes."

Version: 1.12 Aug 19, 2011 10:18 am +0000 by Susan Dean
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Confidence Intervals: Introduction: Updated glossary item "Confidence Interval (CL)."

Version: 1.11 Mar 8, 2010 8:57 pm +0000 by Susan Dean
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Confidence Intervals: Introduction: Added the word "statistic."

Version: 1.10 Feb 21, 2009 9:40 am +0000 by Susan Dean
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Confidence Intervals: Introduction: Added "inferential statistics" and "point estimate" to the glossary items.

Version: 1.9 Feb 20, 2009 10:00 pm +0000 by Susan Dean
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Confidence Intervals: Introduction: Updated glossary item.

Version: 1.8 Jan 26, 2009 12:10 pm +0000 by Susan Dean
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 Confidence Intervals: Introduction: In the glossary, changed "Confidential" to "Confidence" and added to the 3rd point "and its size."

Version: 1.7 Jan 26, 2009 11:11 am +0000 by Susan Dean
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Confidence Intervals: Introduction:  Added to the definition of Confidence Interval;  Made minor edits to the glossary.

Version: 1.6 Oct 27, 2008 11:55 am +0000 by James Cooper
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roles updated

Version: 1.5 Oct 1, 2008 3:54 am +0000 by Connexions
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Added link to video lecture

Version: 1.4 Jul 18, 2008 3:00 pm +0000 by Connexions
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removed draft notice

Version: 1.3 Jul 7, 2008 2:47 pm +0000 by Connexions
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post review updates

Version: 1.2 Jul 1, 2008 1:43 am +0000 by Jonathan Emmons
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Updated for consistency within collection

Version: 1.1 Jun 26, 2008 1:39 pm +0000 by Connexions
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