margin of error


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the margin required in order to insure safety

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Second, in the methodological documentation that accompanies every poll, in addition to the standard calculation, we will now provide an alternative calculation of the margin of error.
In Florida 1,545 likely voters were surveyed with a margin of error of 2.
For example, to compute the margin of error with a 95% confidence level, on a data set with 11 items, where the average or mean is 7.
The margin of error concept is also gradually making its way into the professional economics literature (see Borenstein and Rose 1994; Brezis 1995) and into business/economics statistics textbooks as well (e.
He pointed out that cases analyzed scientifically have shown a margin of error of up to 43% in their diagnosis, and that some patients have been cured after being unconscious for years.
The USDA didn't release state-by-state hunger data until 1999, compiling three years of figures into one overall percentage for each state to reduce the margin of error.
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Gigerenzer finds that many people don't realize that nothing is concrete--there is always some margin of error.
Thousands of students can't afford to wait until August to find out if they are the victims of a margin of error.
As it turns out the polls were generally accurate, since the race was usually well within the margin of error, but most of the reporting failed to communicate the margin of error or its real meaning--a margin of error of plus or minus three points does not mean a spread of three or less indicates a tie.
Some of the details of the survey are reported, such as the number of completed interviews and the margin of error for questions asked of all respondents.
The Texas Congressman is also within the +/- 3 percent margin of error of fellow GOP contenders Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney who garnered 44 and 42 percent against the President respectively.
The poll, which surveyed 468 likely Republican voters, was conducted Tuesday and Wednesday and has a margin of error of +/- 4.
But the ONS sparked incredulity last night after admitting the figures were subject to a huge margin of error - sparking business warnings about the impact on regional economic decisions and confidence.