# How to Use confidence interval in a Sentence

## confidence interval

• The smaller the confidence interval, the more sure that researchers are about a number.
Adam Rogers, Wired, 13 Nov. 2020
• The confidence interval for the active cases ranges from 0.1% to 2%.
cleveland, 1 Oct. 2020
• This problem could be fixed, perhaps, by adding some kind of a confidence interval to the measure.
Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 21 Aug. 2017
• The dark blue shading shows the 95% confidence interval.
Tom Yulsman, Discover Magazine, 30 Mar. 2021
• The confidence interval would have to reach down no lower than 30 percent.
New York Times, 3 Mar. 2021
• But its confidence interval is plus or minus 16 hours — leaving open a huge window of the planet where the object might land.
NBC News, 7 May 2021
• The margin of error was plus or minus 3%, with a 95% confidence interval.
Emily Dreibelbis, PCMAG, 9 Feb. 2023
• If the 95-percent confidence interval is between two and eight seconds faster, that’s promising.
Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, 22 July 2022
• The companies said the margin of error was plus or minus 2.2 percentage points, with a confidence interval of 95%.
From Usa Today Network and Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 30 Sep. 2022
• Backblaze's blog also highlighted the large confidence intervals in the table caused by the limited drive days for those SSDs.
Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 13 Mar. 2023
• Trump, who analysts and pundits would constantly note had a steady approval rating, had a 95% confidence interval around his approval rating that was three times as large as Biden's has been.
Harry Enten, CNN, 25 Apr. 2021
• And that math is supposed to include a statistical range of possibility called a confidence interval.
Adam Rogers, Wired, 13 Nov. 2020
• One alternative way of presenting results is to use a confidence interval.
Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, 22 July 2022
• According to Live Science, the team reached its conclusion with a standard deviation of 3.5 sigma, far below the 5 sigma confidence interval that physicists rely on in order to confirm a theory.
Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, 5 Nov. 2019
• That’s an efficacy, a reduction in relative risk, of about 74.2 percent (with a pretty wide confidence interval, indicating that the statistical power here is only so-so).
Adam Rogers, Wired, 13 May 2021
• The model’s output is given as a range, bounded by statistical likelihood parameters – e.g., the 95% confidence interval.
George Calhoun, Forbes, 6 Jan. 2022
• In some cases, the confidence interval ranges from negative infinity to positive infinity: literally any effect size is possible, and the researchers can’t reject the possibility that the program either paid for itself or was actively destructive.
Dylan Matthews, Vox, 30 July 2019
• The margin of error is a standard statistical calculation that represents differences between the sample and total population at a confidence interval, or probability, calculated to be 95%.
oregonlive, 28 Oct. 2022

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