# How do you calculate sample deviation rate?

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## How do you calculate sample deviation rate?

For example, if the auditor discovered two deviations in a sample of 50, the deviation rate in the sample would be 4% (2 ÷ 50). The upper deviation rate is the sum of the sample deviation rate and an appropriate allowance for sampling risk.

## What is expected rate of deviation?

The expected deviation rate represents the auditor’s best estimate of the actual failure rate of a control in a population. The rate usually is based on client inquiries, changes in personnel, process observations, prior year test results, or even the results of a preliminary sample.

## What is rate of deviation?

The tolerable deviation rate is the largest percentage variance experienced in audit sampling that an auditor will accept in order to rely upon a specific control. If the deviation rate is higher than this threshold value, then the auditor cannot rely upon the control.

## How do you calculate digital sampling rate?

The sampling frequency or sampling rate, fs, is the average number of samples obtained in one second (samples per second), thus fs = 1/T.

## What is the z value associated with a 95% confidence interval?

Step #5: Find the Z value for the selected confidence interval.

Confidence Interval | Z |
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85% | 1.440 |

90% | 1.645 |

95% | 1.960 |

99% | 2.576 |

## What is tolerable error rate?

Tolerable Error Rate (TER) is the maximum acceptable rate of error for the sample results. TER = EPER + an allowance for sampling risk (margin of error or precision).

## What relationship exists between the expected population deviation rate and sample size?

What relationship exists between the expected population deviation rate and sample size? Expected population deviation rate signifies the auditor’s best estimates of the deviation rate of the population. It is usually calculated on past experiences of clients. The rate is directly associated with sample size.

## What is a good sample size for audit?

There is general consensus across audit sampling applications that high assurance is typically associated with 90 percent to 95 percent confidence levels….

Compliance Testing Sample Size Table | |
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Desired Level of Assurance (Remaining Risk of Material Noncompliance) | Minimum Sample Size |

High | 60 |

Moderate | 40 |

Low | 25 |

## What does tolerable misstatement mean?

A tolerable misstatement is the amount by which a financial statement line item can differ from its true amount without impacting the fair presentation of the entire financial statements. The concept is used by auditors when designing audit procedures to examine the financial statements of a client.