Statnote 2: describing the normal

Anthony Hilton, Richard A. Armstrong

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages30-33
Number of pages4
Volume2005
Specialist publicationMicrobiologist
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2005

Keywords

  • sample of measurements
  • population
  • normally distributed
  • population mean
  • sample mean

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