How big does my sample need to be? A primer on the murky world of sample size estimation

@inproceedings{Batterham2005HowBD,
  title={How big does my sample need to be? A primer on the murky world of sample size estimation},
  author={Alan M Batterham and Greg Atkinson},
  year={2005}
}
Abstract Background An explicit justification of sample size is now mandatory for most proposals submitted to funding bodies, ethics committees and, increasingly, for articles submitted for publication in journals. However, the process of sample size estimation is often confusing. Aim Here, we present a primer of sample size estimation in an attempt to demystify the process. Method First, we present a discussion of the parameters involved in power analysis and sample size estimation. These… CONTINUE READING

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