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Sample size determination for constructing a constant width confidence interval for a binomial success probability


  • Liu, W.
  • Bailey, B. J. R.


This article determines the sample size required to construct a confidence interval for the success probability of an event with preassigned width 2d and confidence level 1-[alpha]. For [alpha]=0.10,0.05,0.01 and d=0.01(0.01)0.05, the sample size is tabulated and the corresponding confidence interval defined. For other values of [alpha] and d, Fortran 77 programs are available from the authors.

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  • Liu, W. & Bailey, B. J. R., 2002. "Sample size determination for constructing a constant width confidence interval for a binomial success probability," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 56(1), pages 1-5, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:stapro:v:56:y:2002:i:1:p:1-5

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    1. Balaji, S. & Meyn, S. P., 2000. "Multiplicative ergodicity and large deviations for an irreducible Markov chain," Stochastic Processes and their Applications, Elsevier, vol. 90(1), pages 123-144, November.
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