# Module 3 Excel Utility

This workbook contains two utilities related to confidence intervals. Click on the appropriate worksheet tab to access the desired utility. 1. Confidence interval utility. Calculates confidence intervals for specified: - sample mean or - sample proportion - sample standard deviation - sample size - sample size - level of confidence - level of confidence 2. Sample size utility. Calculates the minimum sample size for a confidence interval for specified: - sample standard deviation - level of confidence - confidence interval width

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95 Output Area Center of Interval z*s/sqrt(n) Lower end of int'l Upper end of int'l Interval width 1-confidence level (1-confidence level)/2 z (p)(1-p) s = sqrt[(p)(1-p)} sqrt(n) s/sqrt(n) Check assumptions: np>5 n(1-p) > 5 0.xls.36 0.05 Other Calculations OK OK 172294600.402 0.68 9.25 0.92 0.025 1.96 10.68 0.50 0.04 6.32 9.95 5.598 0.00 4.96 3.96 0.09 4.025 1.05 0.50 10.00 1.00 1.Confidence Interval Utility Type of Estimate: Sample Size: Input Area n >= 30 n x-bar s confidence level Center of Interval z*s/sqrt(n) Lower end of int'l Upper end of int'l Interval width 1-confidence level (1-confidence level)/2 z sqrt(n) s/sqrt(n) 100 5 10 0.20 0.5 0.47 2.10 0.05 2.00 0.ms_office Confidence Intervals 2/3 .05 0.95 5.00 Mean n < 30 n x-bar s confidence level Center of Interval t*s/sqrt(n) Lower end of int'l Upper end of int'l Interval width 1-conf t sqrt(n) s/sqrt(n) 20 5 10 0.96 3.24 Proportions n >= 30 n p-bar confidence level 100 0.

raise sample size to 30 to make assumptions valid. d Confidence level Required Sample Size 1-confidence level (1-confidence level)/2 z z*s z*s/d Minimal n 50 5 0.05 0.025 1. s Desired Accuracy: Half Width of Interval.60 384.Sample Size Utility Type of Estimate: Input Area Mean Sample Standard Deviation.05 0.95 385 0.0 10.02 0.95 2.ms_office Sample Size 3/3 .xls.025 1.96 0.0 2.15 Proportion Estimate of p Desired Accuracy: Half Width of Interval.9 Output Area Other Calculations Assumptions: Sample Size will be above 30.400. Proportion Estimate is the maximum you expect p to be.5. 172294600.5 0. which gives maximal standard deviation.00 19.50 0. If you don't have a good estimate of the proportion. use p = .00 10.400.9 2. If not.98 49. d Confidence level Required Sample Size 1-confidence level (1-confidence level)/2 z (p)(1-p) s = sqrt[(p)(1-p)} z*s = {z*sqrt[(p)(1-p)]} z*s/d = {z*sqrt[(p)(1-p)]}/d Minimal n to ensure np>5 Minimal n to ensure n(1-p)>5 Minimal n to ensure d < (zs/sqrt(n)) Minimal n to satisfy all constraints 0.401 0.96 98.25 0.