On Estimating the Size and Confidence of a Statistical Audit

@inproceedings{Aslam2007OnET,
  title={On Estimating the Size and Confidence of a Statistical Audit},
  author={Javed A. Aslam and Raluca A. Popa and Ronald L. Rivest},
  booktitle={EVT},
  year={2007}
}
We consider the problem of statistical sampling for auditing elections, and we develop a remarkably simple and easily-calculated upper bound for the sample size necessary for determining with probability at least c if a given set of n objects contains fewer than b “bad” objects. While the size of the optimal sample drawn without replacement can be determined with a computer program, our goal is to derive a highly accurate and simple formula that can be used by election officials equipped with… CONTINUE READING
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