Classical, Gaussian, or Normal Calculator / Classical, Gaussian, or Normal Estimation


A method of calculating Confidence Intervals based on the assumption that the quantities to be measured follow a Gaussian (Normal) Distribution. This method is most commonly taught in introductory statistics courses, but yields inaccurate Confidence Intervals when the Prevalence of items with the characteristic being measured is law. (C.f. Binomial Calculator / Binomial Estimation.) 1


  1. Maura R. Grossman and Gordon V. Cormack, EDRM page & The Grossman-Cormack Glossary of Technology-Assisted Review, with Foreword by John M. Facciola, U.S. Magistrate Judge2013 Fed. Cts. L. Rev. 7 (January 2013).
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