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st: RE: Binomial confidence intervals

From   "David Harrison" <>
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Subject   st: RE: Binomial confidence intervals
Date   Wed, 8 Sep 2004 12:00:55 +0100

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-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Seed []
Sent: 08 September 2004 11:48
Subject: st: Binomial confidence intervals

Dear all,

As I don't have access to a decent Stats library here, I tried to obtain
the recommended paper (Brown, Cai, & DasGupta.
Interval Estimation for a Binomial Proportion. Statistical Science, 2001,
16, pp. 101-133.)  over the internet; but it is currently behind a "rolling
firewall", until 2005.

Would anyone who has seen it hazard a comment on which of the
new methods  - Wilson, Jeffreys or Agresti they would prefer for
small samples.

Many thanks

Paul T Seed       (
Division of Reproductive Health, Endocrinology and Development
Guy's Kings and St. Thomas' School of Medicine, King's College London,
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