Definition of interval estimate in US English:

interval estimate


  • An interval within which the value of a parameter of a population has a stated probability of occurring.

    Compare with point estimate
    • ‘Simple point and interval estimates that are designed to avoid this problem are presented.’
    • ‘The critical values for significance tests and interval estimates of the parameters have to be established using a repeated sampling technique, e.g., a permutation test or bootstrapping.’
    • ‘Ideally, there will also be an indication of the accuracy or reliability of the estimated effect size, which would be indexed by an interval estimate placed around the effect size estimate.’
    • ‘It was possible to calculate interval estimates for the qualitative data because proportions are a type of mean.’
    • ‘A 95% confidence interval was reported as interval estimate for each of the baseline, post test, and follow-up means.’