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Chapter 8: Estimation of the Mean and Proportion Bin Wang bwang@jaguar1.usouthal.edu Department of Mathematics and Statistics University of South Alabama Mann E6 1/21 8.1 Estimation: An Introduction Definition (Estimation) Estimation is a procedure that we assign a value to a population parameter based on a corresponding sample statistic. Definition (Estimator and Estimate) Estimate refers to the value(s) assigned to a population parameter based on a corresponding sample statistic. Estimator is the sample statistic used to estimate the population parameter. Mann E6 2/21 8.2 Point and Interval Estimates Definition (Point Estimate) The value of a sample statistic used to estimate a population parameter. Definition (Point Estimation) The procedure use a point estimate to estimate a population parameter. Mann E6 3/21 8.2 Point and Interval Estimates Definition (Interval Estimation) Interval estimation is a procedure that we construct an interval around the point estimate and state that this interval is likely to
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2012 for the course ST 210 taught by Professor Wangs during the Fall '09 term at S. Alabama.

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