# Confidence Interval Calculator

## Using this calculator, you can calculate the confidence interval or margin of error of a sample according to the desired level of confidence.

The confidence interval can assist you in identifying a sample's range within which you can claim with certainty that a particular population parameter falls. Our tool is intended to help you by figuring out this *Confidence Interval* in no time and help you avoid these complex calculations.

**All you need to know about this tool:**

Even though you may have studied various samples of a population, you may not be certain which range contains the majority of the values because each sample revealed a distinct set of findings. Confidence Interval, which is calculated using complex mathematical techniques, can be used to determine this range. You won't have to deal with difficult computations thanks to our tool, which can quickly determine the confidence interval for you.

We aim to make our user's experience as convenient as we can. If you find any difficulty in using the tool initially, you can also use the sample values available. The tool is really simple to use as it requires input values for the **Sample Mean**,** Sample Size**,** Standard Deviation**,** **and **Confidence Level**. Upon providing these, the tool calculates the accurate **Upper Bound **and** Lower Bound **of the** Confidence Interval, **along with the** Margin of Error.**

**How to use our Confidence Interval Calculator?**

You can easily launch our '*Confidence Interval Calculator'* directly from our home page under the ** Calculator** section. You no longer need to perform any complex calculations manually to determine the Confidence Interval for the chosen sample, because our tool will give you precise results instantly. Confidence Interval Calculator, like the rest of our tools, is incredibly simple to use. You will be able to use our tool without much help even if you don't have a lot of technical experience. We don't want you to spend any time understanding the tool and that's how we designed our interface.

Initially, you can get to know the tool by using the sample values for calculations. It can be done as:

**Using the Sample Values:**

Before getting into the step-by-step guide, let us make it easy by filling in the sample values.

- Open our Confidence Interval Calculator's webpage. You'll see four boxes with labels
*'Sample Mean (x)',*'*Sample Size (n)',*'*Standard Deviation (s)',*and*'Confidence Level'*. Beneath the boxes, there are three buttons with blue, green, and orange colors, titled*'Calculate', 'Sample'**,*and*'Reset'*respectively. - Click on the
button. It will fill the four fields with sample values for you, as:*Sample* - Sample Mean (x) = 10
- Sample Size (n) = 5
- Standard Deviation (s) = 10
- Confidence Level = 99.9%
- Then click on the
button to find out the range of Confidence Interval for these sample inputs.*Calculate*

**Using your Actual values:**

Follow up with the instructions provided to figure out the Confidence Interval for your data:

**Enter the Sample Mean:**

- When you open our tool's webpage, you'll see the top box with the label
*'Sample Mean (x)'*. In that field, enter the Mean value of your sample data. - It is, in fact, the Arithmetic mean of that particular data. It can be calculated by summing up all the data values and dividing them by the total number of data values.
- If you want to change the entered value, you can use the
and*up*arrows at the right side of this box. The*down*arrow will increase the value by unity, and the*up*arrow will decrease it by unity. You can also change the value by deleting the previously written value and then re-entering the new value.*down*

**Enter the Sample Size:**- Among the four boxes, you'll see the second box from the top, having the label
*'Sample Size (n)'*. In that field, enter the number of values in your sample data. - If you want to change the entered value, you can use the
and*up*arrows at the right side of this box. The*down**up*arrow will increase the value by unity, and thearrow will decrease it by unity. You can also change the value by deleting the previously written value and then re-entering the new value.*down* **Enter the Standard Deviation:**- Among the four boxes, you'll see the third box from the top, having the label
*'Standard Deviation (s)'*. In that field, enter the Standard Deviation of your sample data. - Standard Deviation is the measure of how much the data values of a sample deviate from the mean value of the sample.
- If you want to change the entered value, you can use the
and*up*arrows at the right side of this box. The*down**up*arrow will increase the value by unity, and thearrow will decrease it by unity. You can also change the value by deleting the previously written value and then re-entering the new value.*down* **Enter the Confidence Level:**- Among the four boxes, you'll see the bottom box with the label
*'Confidence Level'*. It denotes the certainty that a particular parameter falls within the specified bounds. - For selecting the Confidence level, click on this box, and it will open a drop-down of different percentages. You can either scroll and select it manually, or you can type the confidence level of your choice from the options. It will be selected in the drop-down, and then you can press the
*Enter*key. **Calculate:**- Once you have provided the values for all the fields, next you have to click on the
button. You'll get the bounds of the resulting Confidence Interval.*Calculate* - If you wish to change the values and want to do calculations for another scenario, you can do so by clicking firstly on the
button, it will clear all the fields. Then you can repeat the same procedure to figure out the new Confidence Interval.*Reset*

**What does the resulting Confidence Interval mean?**

Upon clicking the Calculate button after entering the** **Sample Mean, Sample Size, Standard Deviation, and Confidence Level,** **a new table will appear with the **lower and upper bounds** for the resulting **Confidence Interval**. It also provides the **Margin of Error. **Alongside the table, the tool also displays a textual description of results about the population mean about which you can be confident that it lies within the range of confidence interval. The bounds, margin of error, and mean are interrelated such that, the lower bound is the difference between the mean and margin of error. And, the upper bound is the sum of the mean and margin of error.

**FAQ's:**

Following are some of the questions that you may have regarding our Confidence Interval calculator:

**Q: Why do we use the Confidence Interval?**

**A: **When we conduct research, we want to be confident in the findings from our sample data. When we calculate the mean, we get a single estimate of our metric. The confidence interval gives us more information and provides the likely range of values for our population's mean.

**Q: How can sample size affect the Confidence Interval?**

**A:** If all other factors remain constant, then Confidence Interval varies inversely with the sample size. This means that the smaller your sample size is, the wider your Confidence Interval, and vice versa. But this relation is not exactly a straight line.

**Q: How can confidence level affect the Confidence Interval?**

**A:** If all other factors remain constant, then Confidence Interval varies directly with the confidence level. This means that the Confidence Interval gets wider with the increase in confidence level, and gets narrower with the decreased confidence level.

**Q: How can standard deviation affect the Confidence Interval?**

**A:** If all other factors remain constant, then Confidence Interval varies directly with the standard deviation. This means that the Confidence Interval gets wider with the increase in standard deviation, and gets narrower with the decreased standard deviation.

**Why should you use our tool?**

Our Confidence Interval calculator has been made to make your life easy. In a matter of milliseconds, our tool will calculate the confidence interval according to the mean, size, and deviation of your data, and the confidence level. The tool is completely free and does not even require you to register to use it. You can also use the sample values provided in the tool if you are not sure about how it would work in the beginning. Moreover, we have also covered all the important questions that can bug your mind. Hence, all the necessary guidance regarding the tool has been provided.