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Determining Sample SizeBalancing Power, Precision, and Practicality$
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Patrick Dattalo

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195315493

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315493.001.0001

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Basic Terms and Concepts

Basic Terms and Concepts

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(p.3) 1 Basic Terms and Concepts
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Determining Sample Size
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Patrick Dattalo

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315493.003.0001

This chapter defines important terms and concepts. It a familiarity with issues related to the appropriate application of each statistical procedure in terms of assumptions and purpose. The chapter summarizes the book's organization as follows: approaches to estimating sample size including power analysis, confidence intervals, computer-intensive methods, ethical and cost considerations; synthesis and recommendations; comprehensive worked examples; and annotated bibliography of recommended readings and resources for sample size determination.

Keywords:   estimating sample size, power analysis, confidence intervals, computer-intensive methods, ethical considerations, cost considerations, synthesis, recommendations

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