sample size

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    Guidelines for building a statistical model for a business problem?

    Hi There, I would need some guidelines for creating a statistical, probabilistic model for a business problem I'm dealing with. Here is the problem: I have a website that connects tourists to tour guides. When a new inquiry comes, a tour guide is assigned (today quasi randomly) to the...
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    sample size for dichotomous outcome in retrospective observational study

    I really need some help here seeing if I can get this right. I seem to come up with something different every time. I am testing the hypothesis that there is no difference in the timing of removing chest tubes to the development of significant pleural effusions after surgery requiring drainage...
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    power analysis/ sample size

    Dear reader, I would like to conduct a clinical study in which I compare 2 treatments. The goal is to determine which one cures the lesion faster. There are currently no studies comparing these two treatments head to head but there are studies comparing them to placebo. According to the...
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    Regression analysis sample size

    Hello, I am undertaking a study looking at patients with AF (a heart rhythm disorder). I'm looking at how continuous baseline variable (X) predicts a improvement (a continuous measure of function) (Y) after a discrete treatment. I plan on using regressional analysis after collecting the before...
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    GPower f (V) effect size interpretation

    I am having difficulty understanding how to interpret effect size f(V) on GPower for a priori sample size calculation for ANOVA repeated-measures, within-between interaction. I am conducting an a priori power analysis to calculate sample size for ANOVA repeated measures, within-between...
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    Large Sample Surveys

    Dear Forum, I encountered an employee satisfaction survey report which sampled 50,000 employees (try not to laugh, that's a sample not the population). The authors reported % agreement based on Likert scales, which is not great, but ok, and compared said "scores" to a normative benchmark (for...
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    Wellbeing Survey - Sample Size to identify minimum 2% effect size

    Hi I am currently trying to determine a suitable sample size to detect AT LEAST a 2% increase in high levels of life satisfaction. The survey is on wellbeing and is made up of 10 scale questions (0-10) and 1 open-ended question. The current sample size I have determined is around 8571 (80%...
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    Don't know how to statistically justify sample size

    I'm a newby to the forum, thanks in advance for your help. I'm planning to test some parts but because of all the replicates I can only afford to test 6 parts. The success criteria is after accelerated aging and chemical treatment the destructive pull force of the materials must not be less...
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    Event study - varying sample size per event window allowed?

    Hi all, I am conducting an event study, analyzing how social media posts are affecting stock prices. Is it statistically allowed to have a different number of observations per event window? E.g. to have in event window [0;1] 120 observations for which the abnormal returns are analyzed...
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    RCT: estimation of total sample size knowing only the percentage of occurrence

    Dear all, I was asked to estimate the minimum sample size to set up a RCT comparing a standard dose technique to detect recurrence of disease vs low-dose technique. It seemed to be reasonably to me to think about differences in sensitivity and to suggest a noninferiority trial comparing the...
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    Equal or Unequal Samples when comparing more than two means? Does that matter?

    I am going to conduct a study in which I'm going to analyse the mathematical performance of indigenous students in school A and will be compared to non-indigenous students in public-urban (school B), private-urban (school C), public-rural (school D) and private-rural (school E) schools to...
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    Central Limit Theorem Indicative of Underlying Distribution?

    Hi All, I've been reading threads off and on for a couple days, and I can't get a good feel for how to answer this question I've got stuck in my head. I'm sure the answer is in here, but I'm an engineer, not a statistician, so I can't make the leap to apply the posts I've read to the...
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    meta-analysis vs. random effect combined analysis

    I have data from 200 similar studies, all measuring the same effect of a continuous independent variable on the same continuous response. I say similar because the designs are different (split plot vs. rcbd) and the levels of the independent variable is not the same across all studies. I have...
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    Determining sample size from confidence interval and significance level

    Hi everyone, I am studying a university level stats course at the moment and I have been given some excerises to take home that I am struggling with. I am asked to calculate sample size for a hypothesis that requires an 90% probability of detecting a difference at a significance threshold of...
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    Survey uncertainty with a given population proportion

    Hello! I have to estimate the uncertainty of the result of a survey where there sample size was defined to have an uncertainty of 2.76%, based on p a p value of 0.5. The 2.76% error is calculated assuming a 50% population proportion, which is a worst case scenario assumption: size...
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    regression analysis for very small sample?

    hello, my study is about "The impact of corporate governance on firm performance". my sample size is 5 compagnies i have 6 IV and 1 DV so my Q is, could i use regerssion analysis with such small sample size? if no, what is the best alternative to choose? thanks in advance
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    Sample size determination for ANOVA / KRUSKAL WALIS

    Hi! I need help with my dissertation regarding sample size calculation. I will be grateful if anybody can help me out with this... My study involves two aspects... 1. Comparison of a quantitative variable - between cases and controls 2. The cases are further classified into four...
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    Sample Size Calculator (one group versus population)

    Dear all, so far I couldn´t find a solution to calculate the required sample size for the following scenario: Goal: Research continuous variables (cost perceptions) of a population through one sample group. --> means of one group need to be significant for the entire population...
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    Sample Size Calculation/power calcuation for retrospective study

    Hi all, I recently completed a study looking at hospital records over a 5 year period (fixed population of participants based on study period). We looked at 'blood transfusion' as a binary measure (didn't receive a transfusion = 0, did receive a transfusion = 1) between three groups...
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    Sample size estimation for multinomial autocorrelated data

    I'm trying to work out the minimum sample size needed to accurately characterise land cover data. The idea is to set out the a number of quadrats across the study site and identify what land cover type occurs in each. I have an idea as to how many categories there should be. So this is a...