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Confidence Intervals

In statistics, data is often summarized from samples that are drawn from populations for which we are interested in making inferences about. When using data from samples to make conclusions about populations there is some uncertainty in these inferences. Watch this video to learn about how confidence intervals are one way to reflect the uncertainty inherent in using a sample to make inferences about populations.


Podcast Episode: Confidence Intervals

In today’s episode, we welcome backspecial guest, Olivia Urquhart, a faculty member at Penn Dental Medicine’s Center for Integrative Global Oral Health as well as an epidemiologist by training. Along with her professional background, Oliva also has a passion for biostatistics. In today’s episode, she will discuss the topic of Confidence Intervals with host Dr. Alonso Carrasco-Labra.

Olivia and Alonso discuss common misconceptions with confidence intervals, what various percentages mean in terms of confidence levels, and how confidence intervals can be applied in daily practice.


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