Understanding Confidence Intervals With Visual Representations [English]

Bilgin Navruz, Erhan Delen
2014 Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi  
In the present paper, we showed how confidence intervals (CIs) are valuable and useful in research studies when they are used in the correct form with correct interpretations. The sixth edition of the APA (2010) Publication Manual strongly recommended reporting CIs in research studies, and it was described as "the best reporting strategy" (p. 34). Misconceptions and correct interpretations of CIs were presented from several textbooks. In addition, limitations of the null hypothesis statistical
more » ... ignificance test (NHSST) were discussed, and using CIs was discussed as an alternative to the NHSST. Finally, the calculation and the visual representation of CIs for mean and effect size were illustrated to help readers comprehend the concept of CIs.
doi:10.17240/aibuefd.2014.14.1-5000091516 fatcat:hf6gn4nfmfehfja7i56kbj53au