On Confidence Interval for the Probability of Success

  • Sang-Joon Lee (Department of Statistics, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843, USA) ;
  • M. T. Longnecker (Department of Statistics, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843, USA) ;
  • Woochul Kim (Professor, Department of Computer Science and Statistics, Seoul University, Seoul, 151-742, Korea)
  • Published : 1996.12.01

Abstract

The somplest approximate confidence interval for the probability of success is the one based on the normal approximation to the binomial distribution, It is widely used in the introductory teaching, and various guidelines for its use with "large" sample have appeared in the literature. This paper suggests a guideline when to use it as an approximation to the exact confidence interval, and comparisons with existing guidelines are provided. provided.

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