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Resource allocation for many logistic models

This question is kind of vague but I will do my best to articulate it as best I can. I have many logistic regression models that are modeling polls of many different types of questions. All of the ...
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Gender package confidence factor in R

R's gender package is a great library to determine gender from first names. I know that the package predicts the gender by calculating the proportion of male and female names given a range of years. ...
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Are there any circumstances under which a confidence interval can be interpreted as a likelihood interval? What are they?

I read the answers provided to the question "are all values in a 95% confidence interval equally likely?". These answers raise questions for me regarding interpretation. I have read that under ...
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Two sided confidence intervals and statistical significance

Can the confidence interval include 0 and be statistically significant if it is a two sided confidence interval?
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Making a table of probabilities

I apologize if this is the wrong board - I couldn't think of somewhere better to put it. I am making a table, going from higher certainty to lower certainty. It represents the probability that two ...
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Confidence region for arbitrary multivariate distribution

I wonder if there are any publications on computing confidence region for arbitrary multivariate distribution. So far, I found the following approach: compute confidence interval coordinate vise and ...
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Largest or smallest confidence interval at $\pi_{i}=0.5$ in logistic regression

A binomial GLM can be written as: $Y_{i}\thicksim B(1,\pi_{i})$ $\mathrm{E}(Y_{i})=\pi_{i}$ and $\mathrm{var}(Y_{i})=\pi_{i}\times(1-\pi_{i})$ ...
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Criteria for wide Confidence interval

Is there a criteria to say a statistical confidence interval is wide or narrow? Is there any formula to know?
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How can I get a confidence interval for p from a small cluster sample?

I have small cluster sample (n=4, N=75) where all elements in each cluster are sampled. I'm using a ratio estimate to estimate p, the proportion of successes. If I can't use the normal approximation ...
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User Study Setup: Correct selection of tasks

I'm struggling with the problem to design a formally correct user study. I have the following circumstances: I want users to assess the (subjective) usefulness of a -so called- trail result. That ...
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How to indicate a 95% confidence interval for the total amount to be paid

Can you please help me to solve this question! Peter who is soon to be married, has for a long time been thinking about the perfect morning gift for his bride, Kate. As the couple is going to run a ...
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Why is it so uncommon to report confidence intervals for medians?

Why is it so uncommon to find confidence intervals reported in papers from applied sciences? I work mostly on Computer Science, but often read papers from (Social) Psychology, Sociology and Urban ...
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Confidence measures for Gaussian mixture models

When generating Gaussian mixture models using expectation maximization with Bayesian Information Criterion, is it necessary to report a confidence measure? How do you know that the algorithms are ...
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What would be null and alternate hypothesis

A photoconductor film is manufactured at a nominal thickness of 25 mils. The product engineer wishes to increase the mean speed of the film and believes that this can be achieved by reducing the ...
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appropriate binomial proportion confidence interval for repeated measures

So I have looked this up extensively and keep getting the same answer, but its because what I can find online isn't quite to the point. I want to put a confidence interval on a binomial proportion, ...
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How many random voting machines must be validated to be certain they are not biased? [closed]

In Brazil often people question the results given by the electronic voting system. At the end of the elections, each voting machine prints a bill containing the votes it computed, and that same data ...
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How to identify noise due to discretization

The problem: I'm looking at data which was measured both with respect to time and (vertical) space domain. What I want to do is first obtain the wavenumber-spectrum (more specifically shear, since ...
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How can the Lift measure be interpreted?

If we have items A and B appearing together and separately and the support, confidence and lift as follows, can we say that: "persons having A will be 1.25 times more likely to have also B than the ...
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How to determine if a weighted average is accurate?

I have the following problem. Consider that there is an election where n persons are voting. The goal of the election is to estimate the weight of a bag. Each person can vote for an integer value : ...
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Confidence intervals from pivotal quantities

I am reading a book somewhere it introduces pivot as a way of constructing a confidence interval for a parameter. My question is: it says $q_{0.025} < = \lambda n \bar{X} <= q_{0.975} $ is a ...
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confidence interval comparision to likelihood function

I have question, it is taken from a book. It says: Let $X_1 , X_2$ denote a random sample of size n = 2 from a continuous uniform distribution $U(\theta - 0.5, \theta + 0.5)$ with unknown parameter ...
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Confidence interpretation from false negative rate

For my research I'm using a tool called seeSUMO, which predicts sumoylation sites in a protein based on sequence features. When it reports your results, it gives you a level of confidence for each ...
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Sample size for tracking data

I'm currently trying to figure out how to estimate a fitting sample size for a specific problem. The situation is as follows: We've got x people, of whom we are able to track y% - all the time, so we ...
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How to determine certainty on a range of probabilites and overall accuracy?

I'm trying to determine if the prediction made by my classifier is certain enough. Known: The probabilities for each possible class, for example: ...
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How can we compare two probabilistic models(markov networks) such that its prediction(confidence) depends on amount of training data?

I have a task of comparing two CRF models where each node and edge probability is associated with reliability depending on amount of data it is trained .How can I have a confidence metric for ...
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Confidence Interval calculation for Power Density Estimation in MATLAB

First of all, I am new to these statistics stuff but very interested in the background. I try to understand the confidence interval calculation for a power spectral density estimate in MATLAB. For the ...
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Scoring model/formula to rank based on accuracy of data sources

Let us say i have 5 different data sources. My aim is arrive a score to arrive the accuracy of this data sources. It is like below 1. Refer the section Data confidence calculation in ...
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AB test - Is it okay to use a result with a low confidence level

Suppose you conduct an A/B test of 10,000 views for each of version A and B, but the results take 3 months to capture. Despite a small number of views, achieving a goal (converting a "view" to a ...
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How to choose a confidence level?

I often use a 90% confidence level, accepting that this has a greater degree of uncertainty than 95% or 99%. But are there any guidelines on how to choose the right confidence level? Or guidelines ...
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Difference in confidence intervals of two sample sizes given a finite population

I can't seem to wrap my head around this problem. My company is commissioning a facility that recovers two types of metal from ash generated from an incinerator: ferrous (metal containing iron) and ...
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Confidence interval for polynomial linear regression

I have a model which is not linear but rather polynomial, and I have to estimate the parameters by giving a 95% confidence interval. There are plenty of formulas for regression of the type $Y = ...
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How to decide which of two distributions a sample is from?

I have two random distributions. How can I get a quantitative estimate of the likelyhood that a particular sample was taken from one or the other of the distributions? To be more precise: Let $I = ...
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How do I calculate required Sample Size to get useful confidence interval length for Bernoulli random variables?

I am pulling meta data fields from a population of 100M documents. These meta fields include things like Author Name, Author Location, Keywords, etc. Some documents have all of these meta fields, some ...
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Combining info from two population coverage levels from a tolerance interval

I have some existing product data from which I've calculated a tolerance interval with a 95% confidence level with at least 95% of population covered. I would like to use this tolerance interval as a ...
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we have two separate forest plots with data that we wish to combine into a ratio. We were wondering how this is possible

We have a forest plot of FEV1 values at given NO2 exposure and a second plot of FVC values at given NO2 values. We need to make a forest plot of an FEV1/FVC ratio and do not know how this is possible. ...
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Formula for Confidence Interval for effect size

Do anyone have a formula for calculating Confidence Interval for effect size? I need the hand calculation formula for Confidence Interval for effect size (F-Test)?
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Upper confidence interval for the variance using chi squared distribution

It is needed how to estimate the upper confidence interval for variance. I have the equations here from a document. I attach a photo of one page. I do have the raw data and hence the mean values, ...
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calculate statistical value of the mean of a mean of a mean

EDITED FOR CLARITY Hello, Considering the picture below each values X could be identified by the indeces X_g_s_d_h ...
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a/b tests show strange results. Can the results tell if the test method has bugs/issues?

I'm running a/b test on an ecommerce website. The current stats look like this: The problem is that the 'rule' does nothing. so basically the two groups should be identical. The selection of ...
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Naive Bayes Produce Confidence

I am pretty newbie in machine learning. Please forgive and point out anyone incorrect use of terminology. Now I am learning Naive Bayes algorithm. As I have learned Neural Network, when predicting, ...
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How to test a claim about a confidence interval (real case)

I need to test a claim made by a company stating that 95% of the cases (passangers per day, peak hour) are processed in 40 minutes or less. 1 - I assume I must collect a passanger sample but how ...
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confidence level in non nested models

I have 7 non nested models: I use the Akaike method to see which one best describes the data. If the models were nested I would use the likelihood ratio test: this woluld also automatically give me ...
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How can I estimate (with confidence intervals) the divergence between two smoothing splines?

I have time series data from two independent groups. I want to know whether these groups diverge over time and, if so, when they diverge and for how long. The way I have done this is to estimate ...
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Confidence interval and confidence band

How are confidence intervals related to the confidence band (in a nonlinear regression problem)? I understand that the term confidence interval is reserved for the parameters involved in a regression ...
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multi variate tests - how to find real confidence

We're running multi variate tests on websites. See actual data below. Basically in a session for each banner we randomly choose whether to show/hide it and calculate conversion rates for the show and ...
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Fusing probability scores from different independent sources

Consider a situation where two independent sources, $s_1$ and $s_2$ are giving probability estimates regarding the occurrence of a event $e$. I tried to model this as a bayesian network but that ...
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Is confidence transitive in asociation rules?

Given a set of rule such as: $A \rightarrow B$; $B \rightarrow C$; that satisfy minimum confidence in the context of apriori algorithm meaning: $$\text{Conf}(A \rightarrow B) \geq \text{min. ...
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Binary event probability optimization

I have a relatively small sample of binary events (50-100 events) that occurred during a time of day (the success rate is closely related to the time of day). I'm grouping these events into hour ...
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Estimate confidence in multiple choice test

There is multiple-choice test and for every possible answer option my algorithm gives some score of how much it is likely to be the right one and picks the one with the maximal value as the answer. ...
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Confidence size and coverage probability in a confidence set?

Let $\theta \in \Theta \subseteq \mathbb{R^d}$ be the parameter of interest and let $\theta_0$ be the true population parameter value. Let $n$ be the sample size. Let $CS_n$ be the confidence set ...