about account add arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up back-arrow book-mobile book categories chat-bubble-mobile chat-bubble close college contact-us credit-card drag email-square facebook-mobile facebook-square facebook faq film history home load modal-error person pinterest-square play-mobile play queue remove resume search share show star tag tick trailer trash twitter-mobile twitter-square twitter university warning warning youtube-square

Confidence Intervals—How Close? How Sure?

Lecture no. 11 from the course: Meaning from Data: Statistics Made Clear

Confidence Intervals—How Close? How Sure?

Taught by Professor Michael Starbird | 34 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Mathematics Courses

Headlines at election time frequently trumpet statistics such as: "Candidate A will receive 59 percent of the vote, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percent." This lecture investigates what this "margin of error" statement means and why it is incomplete as written.


October 13, 2016