confidence level
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In some cases the confidence level is dictated by the needs of the situation. In all other instances, use of \(1 - \alpha = 0.95\) is recommended.
PAC, 1994, 66, 595. (Nomenclature for the presentation of results of chemical analysis (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 599 [Terms] [Paper]