confidence interval

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confidence interval

[′kän·fə·dəns ‚in·tər·vəl]
(statistics)
An interval which has a specified probability of containing a given parameter or characteristic.

confidence interval

the range of values round the mean of a SAMPLE within which one can state the PROBABILITY of the observation being correct for the parent population. This is usually expressed in terms of standard deviation units. See also MEASURES OF DISPERSION, CRITERIA AND LEVELS OF MEASUREMENT.
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The top three models in the confidence set accounted for 65% of the weight of all the models in the set.
27 effort) TABLE 3--Model-averaged estimates of coefficients for covariates, unconditional standard errors, and 95% CIs in models of detection comprising the 95% confidence set from surveys of mesopredators conducted in the Ozark Highlands of southern Missouri.
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And he said he is confident the Government will beat Labour's motion of no confidence set to take place on Wednesday night.
Models within [DELTA]AIC [less than or equal to] 2 of the best fitting model were considered part of our confidence set (Burnham and Anderson 2002).