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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In the CJR approach [21], randomly located (probabilistic) samples are used to augment judgmental samples in order to make the desired X %/Y % confidence statement.
Purely Probabilistic given a Zoning Approach--Depending on the sampling objective, either hotspot sampling is performed, or a number of samples are taken to make an X %/Y % confidence statement.
Random samples are also taken to supplement judgmental samples and to establish a sufficient number of samples to achieve the X %/Y % confidence statement.