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I am trying to better understand the conditions under which the application of continuity correction is appropriate for the normal approximation to the binomial distribution.

Everything I have found says "this is something you should do" or gives an intuitive explanation, but I would like to see a formal proof or paper that addresses continuity correction. Does anyone know where I might be able to find one?

Thanks

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By formal paper, you mean a scientific journal paper? Anyways, this might help.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thank you, that does help. I'm still not clear where 1/2 comes from, why not 49/100, so will leave this open for a little while to see if anyone else has resources $\endgroup$ – dizzy Jun 9 '13 at 9:09

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