Definition of interval estimate in English:

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interval estimate


An interval within which the value of a parameter of a population has a stated probability of occurring. Compare with point estimate.
Example sentences
  • Ideally, there will also be an indication of the accuracy or reliability of the estimated effect size, which would be indexed by an interval estimate placed around the effect size estimate.
  • A 95% confidence interval was reported as interval estimate for each of the baseline, post test, and follow-up means.
  • The critical values for significance tests and interval estimates of the parameters have to be established using a repeated sampling technique, e.g., a permutation test or bootstrapping.

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Syllabification: in·ter·val es·ti·mate

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