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Statistical Power and Sample Size Calculations

Steve Selvin

in Statistical Analysis of Epidemiologic Data

Third edition

Published in print June 2004 | ISBN: 9780195172805
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865697 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172805.003.03

Series: Monographs in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

 Statistical Power and Sample Size Calculations

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This chapter discusses the power of a statistical test and the closely related issue of sample size. Topics covered include normal distribution, Poisson distribution, sample size, and loss of statistical power and bias from grouping continuous data.

Keywords: statistical test; sample size; normal distribution; Poisson distribution; continuous data; statistical analysis; epidemiologic data analysis

Chapter.  5674 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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