Hi everyone! Read through the material below, watch the videos, work on the Excel lecture and follow up with your instructor if you have questions.


Learning Outcomes.

  • Estimate statistical parameters (mean).

Topic. This lesson covers: Estimating Population Means

WeBWorK. Set 8.1



Confidence Intervals for Population Means

The Applied View

Watch the video Confidence Intervals.

  1. Why is a single blood pressure reading not sufficient if we want to estimate a person’s average blood pressure?
  2. What are the two parts of any confidence interval?
  3. What assumptions need to be checked before computing a confidence interval?
  4. In plain language, what does “95% confidence” mean?

Exit Ticket

Suppose that a hospital administrator states that a statistical experiment has indicated that “With 90 percent certainty, the average weight at birth of all boys born at the certain hospital is between 6.6 and 7.2 pounds.” How would you interpret this statement?