WISE Confidence Interval Overlap Fallacy
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WISE Confidence Interval Overlap Fallacy

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Researchers and students alike often mistake any overlap among confidence intervals to denote a statistically non-significant p value. However, confidence intervals can overlap and still correspond to a statistically significant p value for an independent sample t test. The WISE confidence interval applet can help people understand the relationship between confidence interval overlap and statistical significance.The applet simulates a comparison of the confidence intervals for two group means.... More
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: March 25, 2012
Date Modified in MERLOT: September 13, 2013
Authors:
Send email to christopher.pentoney@cgu.edu
Send email to justin.mary@cgu.edu
Submitter: Dale Berger
Keywords: sampling distributions, sampling, assumptions, overlap fallacy, applet, WISE, demonstration, simulation, confidence intervals, statistics

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