# Re: st: Re: Confidence Interval vs Confidence in Judgement

 From Steven Samuels To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject Re: st: Re: Confidence Interval vs Confidence in Judgement Date Fri, 10 Oct 2008 12:20:09 -0400

Victor, show us the statements that you are using to compute your confidence interval.
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-Steve
On Oct 10, 2008, at 12:11 PM, Victor M. Zammit wrote:

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```Dear Stata users,
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I am reproducing a t-table,for degrees of freedom, from 1 to 30,and after
```taking 40,000 random samples  of obs.,from  2 to 31,each time from an
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infinite normally distributed population ,and repeated the whole process for 10 times,my ttable has converged pretty much to that of Fisher and Yates. The program is very simple and I would be very glad to reproduce it to any
```one interested.
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But having established the various confidence intervals associated with the
```t-values for the degrees of freedom indicates above,I am finding it
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counter-intuitive, that the closer the t-value is to 0,and hence the closer
```you are to being correct in your judgement,the smaller the resulting
confidence interval.Obviously,I am confusing high confidence with wide
confidence interval.
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I would like to know of other terminology that would make the concept less
```counter-intuitive.
Victor M. Zammit

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