Statnote 2: describing the normal

Hilton, Anthony and Armstrong, Richard A. (2005). Statnote 2: describing the normal. Microbiologist, 2005 , pp. 30-33.

Abstract

If a sample of measurements comes from a population that is normally distributed, we can use several statistics to describe our sample, such as the mean, SD, and CV. In addition, we can determine how atypical an individual measurement has to be before we would consider it not to be a member of a specific population. Furthermore, we can use our sample to make inferences about the population from which the sample is drawn including making estimates of the population mean and fitting confidence intervals to a sample mean.

Divisions: Life & Health Sciences > Biosciences
Life & Health Sciences
Life & Health Sciences > Applied Health Research Group
Life & Health Sciences > Optometry
Life & Health Sciences > Ophthalmic Research Group
Uncontrolled Keywords: sample of measurements,population,normally distributed,population mean,sample mean
Full Text Link: http://issuu.com/societyforappliedmicrobiology/docs/microsept05
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Published Date: 2005-09
Authors: Hilton, Anthony ( 0000-0001-8025-5270)
Armstrong, Richard A. ( 0000-0002-5046-3199)

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