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Confidence interval

Overview

In the context of A/B testing, a confidence interval is a range of values around the observed difference in performance metrics between two variations (A and B) of a website, app, or marketing campaign. It provides a measure of uncertainty about the true difference in performance between the variations and helps assess the reliability of the observed results.

Importance

Confidence intervals in A/B testing serve several important purposes:

Calculation

The confidence interval for an A/B test typically involves calculating the confidence interval around the difference in conversion rates, click-through rates, or other relevant metrics between Variation A and Variation B. It is calculated based on the observed data from both variations and is influenced by factors such as sample size and statistical significance level.

Interpretation

A confidence interval in A/B testing provides a range of values within which we are confident that the true difference in performance between variations lies. For example, a 95% confidence interval for the difference in conversion rates between Variation A and Variation B of [-0.02, 0.05] means that we are 95% confident that the true difference in conversion rates falls within this range. If the confidence interval includes zero, it suggests that there may not be a statistically significant difference between the variations.

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Conclusion

In A/B testing, confidence intervals play a crucial role in assessing the reliability and significance of observed differences in performance metrics between variations. By providing a range of plausible values for the true difference in performance, confidence intervals help analysts interpret results, make informed decisions, and communicate the uncertainty associated with A/B test outcomes to stakeholders.

Bucket testing

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