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I have a sample of count data (N = 226) representing a parameter of a population. The sample contains many zero values and a few non-zero values. How can I best estimate the level of confidence that the population is being truly represented by this sample?

The 226 0.1 acre plots are distributed across a 3000 acre study area. On these plots, snags over a certain size were counted. Eight plots had one snag, and one plot had two. I need to estimate the total number of snags on the study area.

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I have a sample of count data (N = 226) representing a parameter of a population. The sample contains many zero values and a few non-zero values. How can I best estimate the level of confidence that the population is being truly represented by this sample?

Confidence level of a sample of count data

I have a sample of count data (N = 226) representing a parameter of a population. The sample many zero values and a few non-zero values. How can I best estimate the level of confidence that the population is being truly represented by this sample?