Accession Number:

ADA276322

Title:

A Comparison of Approximate Interval Estimators for the Bernoulli Parameter

Descriptive Note:

Contractor rept.

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING HAMPTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

The goal of this paper is to compare the accuracy of two approximate confidence interval estimators for the Bernoulli parameter p. The approximate confidence intervals are based on the normal and Poisson approximations to the binomial distribution. Charts are given to indicate which approximation is appropriate for certain sample sizes and point estimators. Confidence interval, Binomial distribution, Bernoulli distribution, Poisson distribution.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE