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    Mean Confidence Intervals for Large Samples

    This lesson considers how to construct confidence intervals for the mean of a population and how to correctly interpret confidence intervals, for large samples. Simulated samples will be used to demonstrate confidence interval concepts.

    Sample Topics

    • Simulated data
    • Bike assembly times
    • Music concerts
    • Chewing gum

    Lesson Targets

    • Use simulation to understand the properties of a confidence interval
    • Explore the relationship between confidence intervals and confidence levels
    • Construct a confidence interval
    • Interpret a confidence interval

    Materials Included

    • Lesson overview with instructor's notes
    • Activity sheet containing 13 exercises
    • Activity answer key
    • Minitab data sets

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