The Poisson distribution is applied as an appropriate standard model to analyze count data. Because this distribution is known as a discrete distribution, representation of accurate confidence intervals for its distribution mean is extremely difficult. Approximate confidence intervals were presented for the Poisson distribution mean. The purpose of this study is to simultaneously compare several confidence intervals presented, according to the average coverage probability and accurate confidence coefficient and the average confidence interval length criteria.



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Shirvani, A., & Fathizadeh, M. (2019). Assessing the accuracy of approximate confidence intervals proposed for the mean of Poisson distribution. Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods, 18(1), eP2322. doi: 10.22237/jmasm/1556668800