The number of units (persons, animals, patients, specified circumstances, etc.) in a population to be studied. The sample size should be big enough to have a high likelihood of detecting a true difference between two groups. (From Wassertheil-Smoller, Biostatistics and Epidemiology, 1990, p95)
A plan for collecting and utilizing data so that desired information can be obtained with sufficient precision or so that an hypothesis can be tested properly.
Application of statistical procedures to analyze specific observed or assumed facts from a particular study.
Statistical formulations or analyses which, when applied to data and found to fit the data, are then used to verify the assumptions and parameters used in the analysis. Examples of statistical models are the linear model, binomial model, polynomial model, two-parameter model, etc.
Works about clinical trials that involve at least one test treatment and one control treatment, concurrent enrollment and follow-up of the test- and control-treated groups, and in which the treatments to be administered are selected by a random process, such as the use of a random-numbers table.
Computer-based representation of physical systems and phenomena such as chemical processes.
The probability distribution associated with two mutually exclusive outcomes; used to model cumulative incidence rates and prevalence rates. The Bernoulli distribution is a special case of binomial distribution.
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of genetic processes or phenomena. They include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.
The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.
Any deviation of results or inferences from the truth, or processes leading to such deviation. Bias can result from several sources: one-sided or systematic variations in measurement from the true value (systematic error); flaws in study design; deviation of inferences, interpretations, or analyses based on flawed data or data collection; etc. There is no sense of prejudice or subjectivity implied in the assessment of bias under these conditions.
Works about pre-planned studies of the safety, efficacy, or optimum dosage schedule (if appropriate) of one or more diagnostic, therapeutic, or prophylactic drugs, devices, or techniques selected according to predetermined criteria of eligibility and observed for predefined evidence of favorable and unfavorable effects. This concept includes clinical trials conducted both in the U.S. and in other countries.
A procedure consisting of a sequence of algebraic formulas and/or logical steps to calculate or determine a given task.
A single nucleotide variation in a genetic sequence that occurs at appreciable frequency in the population.
Studies in which a number of subjects are selected from all subjects in a defined population. Conclusions based on sample results may be attributed only to the population sampled.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
The form and structure of analytic studies in epidemiologic and clinical research.
A latent susceptibility to disease at the genetic level, which may be activated under certain conditions.
Studies which start with the identification of persons with a disease of interest and a control (comparison, referent) group without the disease. The relationship of an attribute to the disease is examined by comparing diseased and non-diseased persons with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group.
The genetic constitution of the individual, comprising the ALLELES present at each GENETIC LOCUS.
Small-scale tests of methods and procedures to be used on a larger scale if the pilot study demonstrates that these methods and procedures can work.
The science and art of collecting, summarizing, and analyzing data that are subject to random variation. The term is also applied to the data themselves and to the summarization of the data.
The application of STATISTICS to biological systems and organisms involving the retrieval or collection, analysis, reduction, and interpretation of qualitative and quantitative data.
The use of statistical and mathematical methods to analyze biological observations and phenomena.
A theorem in probability theory named for Thomas Bayes (1702-1761). In epidemiology, it is used to obtain the probability of disease in a group of people with some characteristic on the basis of the overall rate of that disease and of the likelihood of that characteristic in healthy and diseased individuals. The most familiar application is in clinical decision analysis where it is used for estimating the probability of a particular diagnosis given the appearance of some symptoms or test result.
The proportion of one particular in the total of all ALLELES for one genetic locus in a breeding POPULATION.
Functions constructed from a statistical model and a set of observed data which give the probability of that data for various values of the unknown model parameters. Those parameter values that maximize the probability are the maximum likelihood estimates of the parameters.
An analysis comparing the allele frequencies of all available (or a whole GENOME representative set of) polymorphic markers in unrelated patients with a specific symptom or disease condition, and those of healthy controls to identify markers associated with a specific disease or condition.
The study of chance processes or the relative frequency characterizing a chance process.
The complete summaries of the frequencies of the values or categories of a measurement made on a group of items, a population, or other collection of data. The distribution tells either how many or what proportion of the group was found to have each value (or each range of values) out of all the possible values that the quantitative measure can have.
In statistics, a technique for numerically approximating the solution of a mathematical problem by studying the distribution of some random variable, often generated by a computer. The name alludes to the randomness characteristic of the games of chance played at the gambling casinos in Monte Carlo. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed, 1993)
Variant forms of the same gene, occupying the same locus on homologous CHROMOSOMES, and governing the variants in production of the same gene product.
The influence of study results on the chances of publication and the tendency of investigators, reviewers, and editors to submit or accept manuscripts for publication based on the direction or strength of the study findings. Publication bias has an impact on the interpretation of clinical trials and meta-analyses. Bias can be minimized by insistence by editors on high-quality research, thorough literature reviews, acknowledgement of conflicts of interest, modification of peer review practices, etc.
Works about studies that are usually controlled to assess the effectiveness and dosage (if appropriate) of diagnostic, therapeutic, or prophylactic drugs, devices, or techniques. These studies are performed on several hundred volunteers, including a limited number of patients with the target disease or disorder, and last about two years. This concept includes phase II studies conducted in both the U.S. and in other countries.
An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
Nonrandom association of linked genes. This is the tendency of the alleles of two separate but already linked loci to be found together more frequently than would be expected by chance alone.
Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
Establishment of the level of a quantifiable effect indicative of a biologic process. The evaluation is frequently to detect the degree of toxic or therapeutic effect.
The discipline studying genetic composition of populations and effects of factors such as GENETIC SELECTION, population size, MUTATION, migration, and GENETIC DRIFT on the frequencies of various GENOTYPES and PHENOTYPES using a variety of GENETIC TECHNIQUES.
Genotypic differences observed among individuals in a population.
Hybridization of a nucleic acid sample to a very large set of OLIGONUCLEOTIDE PROBES, which have been attached individually in columns and rows to a solid support, to determine a BASE SEQUENCE, or to detect variations in a gene sequence, GENE EXPRESSION, or for GENE MAPPING.
Statistical models in which the value of a parameter for a given value of a factor is assumed to be equal to a + bx, where a and b are constants. The models predict a linear regression.
The regular and simultaneous occurrence in a single interbreeding population of two or more discontinuous genotypes. The concept includes differences in genotypes ranging in size from a single nucleotide site (POLYMORPHISM, SINGLE NUCLEOTIDE) to large nucleotide sequences visible at a chromosomal level.
A quantitative method of combining the results of independent studies (usually drawn from the published literature) and synthesizing summaries and conclusions which may be used to evaluate therapeutic effectiveness, plan new studies, etc., with application chiefly in the areas of research and medicine.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
Factors that modify the effect of the putative causal factor(s) under study.
Positive test results in subjects who do not possess the attribute for which the test is conducted. The labeling of healthy persons as diseased when screening in the detection of disease. (Last, A Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
The determination of the pattern of genes expressed at the level of GENETIC TRANSCRIPTION, under specific circumstances or in a specific cell.
A set of statistical methods used to group variables or observations into strongly inter-related subgroups. In epidemiology, it may be used to analyze a closely grouped series of events or cases of disease or other health-related phenomenon with well-defined distribution patterns in relation to time or place or both.
A range of values for a variable of interest, e.g., a rate, constructed so that this range has a specified probability of including the true value of the variable.
The analysis of a sequence such as a region of a chromosome, a haplotype, a gene, or an allele for its involvement in controlling the phenotype of a specific trait, metabolic pathway, or disease.
A phenotypically recognizable genetic trait which can be used to identify a genetic locus, a linkage group, or a recombination event.
A statistical technique that isolates and assesses the contributions of categorical independent variables to variation in the mean of a continuous dependent variable.
The introduction of error due to systematic differences in the characteristics between those selected and those not selected for a given study. In sampling bias, error is the result of failure to ensure that all members of the reference population have a known chance of selection in the sample.
Those biological processes that are involved in the transmission of hereditary traits from one organism to another.
Sequential operating programs and data which instruct the functioning of a digital computer.
Computer-assisted interpretation and analysis of various mathematical functions related to a particular problem.
Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).
Precise and detailed plans for the study of a medical or biomedical problem and/or plans for a regimen of therapy.
The ratio of two odds. The exposure-odds ratio for case control data is the ratio of the odds in favor of exposure among cases to the odds in favor of exposure among noncases. The disease-odds ratio for a cohort or cross section is the ratio of the odds in favor of disease among the exposed to the odds in favor of disease among the unexposed. The prevalence-odds ratio refers to an odds ratio derived cross-sectionally from studies of prevalent cases.
Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.
Procedures for finding the mathematical function which best describes the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. In linear regression (see LINEAR MODELS) the relationship is constrained to be a straight line and LEAST-SQUARES ANALYSIS is used to determine the best fit. In logistic regression (see LOGISTIC MODELS) the dependent variable is qualitative rather than continuously variable and LIKELIHOOD FUNCTIONS are used to find the best relationship. In multiple regression, the dependent variable is considered to depend on more than a single independent variable.
A class of statistical methods applicable to a large set of probability distributions used to test for correlation, location, independence, etc. In most nonparametric statistical tests, the original scores or observations are replaced by another variable containing less information. An important class of nonparametric tests employs the ordinal properties of the data. Another class of tests uses information about whether an observation is above or below some fixed value such as the median, and a third class is based on the frequency of the occurrence of runs in the data. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed, p1284; Corsini, Concise Encyclopedia of Psychology, 1987, p764-5)
The genetic constitution of individuals with respect to one member of a pair of allelic genes, or sets of genes that are closely linked and tend to be inherited together such as those of the MAJOR HISTOCOMPATIBILITY COMPLEX.
Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.
The co-inheritance of two or more non-allelic GENES due to their being located more or less closely on the same CHROMOSOME.
Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.
Any method used for determining the location of and relative distances between genes on a chromosome.
The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.
New abnormal growth of tissue. Malignant neoplasms show a greater degree of anaplasia and have the properties of invasion and metastasis, compared to benign neoplasms.
Studies to determine the advantages or disadvantages, practicability, or capability of accomplishing a projected plan, study, or project.
A method of studying a drug or procedure in which both the subjects and investigators are kept unaware of who is actually getting which specific treatment.
Non-invasive method of demonstrating internal anatomy based on the principle that atomic nuclei in a strong magnetic field absorb pulses of radiofrequency energy and emit them as radiowaves which can be reconstructed into computerized images. The concept includes proton spin tomographic techniques.
The complete genetic complement contained in the DNA of a set of CHROMOSOMES in a HUMAN. The length of the human genome is about 3 billion base pairs.
A plant family of the order Pinales, class Pinopsida, division Coniferophyta, known for the various conifers.
Methods, procedures, and tests performed to diagnose disease, disordered function, or disability.
A publication issued at stated, more or less regular, intervals.
"The business or profession of the commercial production and issuance of literature" (Webster's 3d). It includes the publisher, publication processes, editing and editors. Production may be by conventional printing methods or by electronic publishing.
Works about controlled studies which are planned and carried out by several cooperating institutions to assess certain variables and outcomes in specific patient populations, for example, a multicenter study of congenital anomalies in children.
Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.
Works about clinical trials involving one or more test treatments, at least one control treatment, specified outcome measures for evaluating the studied intervention, and a bias-free method for assigning patients to the test treatment. The treatment may be drugs, devices, or procedures studied for diagnostic, therapeutic, or prophylactic effectiveness. Control measures include placebos, active medicines, no-treatment, dosage forms and regimens, historical comparisons, etc. When randomization using mathematical techniques, such as the use of a random numbers table, is employed to assign patients to test or control treatments, the trials are characterized as RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIALS AS TOPIC.
Committees established to review interim data and efficacy outcomes in clinical trials. The findings of these committees are used in deciding whether a trial should be continued as designed, changed, or terminated. Government regulations regarding federally-funded research involving human subjects (the "Common Rule") require (45 CFR 46.111) that research ethics committees reviewing large-scale clinical trials monitor the data collected using a mechanism such as a data monitoring committee. FDA regulations (21 CFR 50.24) require that such committees be established to monitor studies conducted in emergency settings.
Criteria and standards used for the determination of the appropriateness of the inclusion of patients with specific conditions in proposed treatment plans and the criteria used for the inclusion of subjects in various clinical trials and other research protocols.
Earlier than planned termination of clinical trials.
Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of systems, processes, or phenomena. They include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.
Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.
Diseases that are caused by genetic mutations present during embryo or fetal development, although they may be observed later in life. The mutations may be inherited from a parent's genome or they may be acquired in utero.
Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.
Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.
The nursing specialty that deals with the care of women throughout their pregnancy and childbirth and the care of their newborn children.
The family Odobenidae, suborder PINNIPEDIA, order CARNIVORA. It is represented by a single species of large, nearly hairless mammal found on Arctic shorelines, whose upper canines are modified into tusks.
The outward appearance of the individual. It is the product of interactions between genes, and between the GENOTYPE and the environment.
Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.
Genetic loci associated with a QUANTITATIVE TRAIT.
A field of biology concerned with the development of techniques for the collection and manipulation of biological data, and the use of such data to make biological discoveries or predictions. This field encompasses all computational methods and theories for solving biological problems including manipulation of models and datasets.
The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.
A system for verifying and maintaining a desired level of quality in a product or process by careful planning, use of proper equipment, continued inspection, and corrective action as required. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
The probability that an event will occur. It encompasses a variety of measures of the probability of a generally unfavorable outcome.
The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
Extensive collections, reputedly complete, of facts and data garnered from material of a specialized subject area and made available for analysis and application. The collection can be automated by various contemporary methods for retrieval. The concept should be differentiated from DATABASES, BIBLIOGRAPHIC which is restricted to collections of bibliographic references.
An infant during the first month after birth.
A formal process of examination of patient care or research proposals for conformity with ethical standards. The review is usually conducted by an organized clinical or research ethics committee (CLINICAL ETHICS COMMITTEES or RESEARCH ETHICS COMMITTEES), sometimes by a subset of such a committee, an ad hoc group, or an individual ethicist (ETHICISTS).
Individuals whose ancestral origins are in the southeastern and eastern areas of the Asian continent.
Research techniques that focus on study designs and data gathering methods in human and animal populations.
A statistical analytic technique used with discrete dependent variables, concerned with separating sets of observed values and allocating new values. It is sometimes used instead of regression analysis.
Individuals whose ancestral origins are in the continent of Europe.
Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.
The presence of apparently similar characters for which the genetic evidence indicates that different genes or different genetic mechanisms are involved in different pedigrees. In clinical settings genetic heterogeneity refers to the presence of a variety of genetic defects which cause the same disease, often due to mutations at different loci on the same gene, a finding common to many human diseases including ALZHEIMER DISEASE; CYSTIC FIBROSIS; LIPOPROTEIN LIPASE DEFICIENCY, FAMILIAL; and POLYCYSTIC KIDNEY DISEASES. (Rieger, et al., Glossary of Genetics: Classical and Molecular, 5th ed; Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
Research that involves the application of the natural sciences, especially biology and physiology, to medicine.
An approach of practicing medicine with the goal to improve and evaluate patient care. It requires the judicious integration of best research evidence with the patient's values to make decisions about medical care. This method is to help physicians make proper diagnosis, devise best testing plan, choose best treatment and methods of disease prevention, as well as develop guidelines for large groups of patients with the same disease. (from JAMA 296 (9), 2006)
A subdiscipline of human genetics which entails the reliable prediction of certain human disorders as a function of the lineage and/or genetic makeup of an individual or of any two parents or potential parents.
A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.
Works about studies performed to evaluate the safety of diagnostic, therapeutic, or prophylactic drugs, devices, or techniques in healthy subjects and to determine the safe dosage range (if appropriate). These tests also are used to determine pharmacologic and pharmacokinetic properties (toxicity, metabolism, absorption, elimination, and preferred route of administration). They involve a small number of persons and usually last about 1 year. This concept includes phase I studies conducted both in the U.S. and in other countries.
A distribution function used to describe the occurrence of rare events or to describe the sampling distribution of isolated counts in a continuum of time or space.
A prediction of the probable outcome of a disease based on a individual's condition and the usual course of the disease as seen in similar situations.
A quantitative measure of the frequency on average with which articles in a journal have been cited in a given period of time.
Works about comparative studies to verify the effectiveness of diagnostic, therapeutic, or prophylactic drugs, devices, or techniques determined in phase II studies. During these trials, patients are monitored closely by physicians to identify any adverse reactions from long-term use. These studies are performed on groups of patients large enough to identify clinically significant responses and usually last about three years. This concept includes phase III studies conducted in both the U.S. and in other countries.

The significance of non-significance. (1/2102)

We discuss the implications of empirical results that are statistically non-significant. Figures illustrate the interrelations among effect size, sample sizes and their dispersion, and the power of the experiment. All calculations (detailed in Appendix) are based on actual noncentral t-distributions, with no simplifying mathematical or statistical assumptions, and the contribution of each tail is determined separately. We emphasize the importance of reporting, wherever possible, the a priori power of a study so that the reader can see what the chances were of rejecting a null hypothesis that was false. As a practical alternative, we propose that non-significant inference be qualified by an estimate of the sample size that would be required in a subsequent experiment in order to attain an acceptable level of power under the assumption that the observed effect size in the sample is the same as the true effect size in the population; appropriate plots are provided for a power of 0.8. We also point out that successive outcomes of independent experiments each of which may not be statistically significant on its own, can be easily combined to give an overall p value that often turns out to be significant. And finally, in the event that the p value is high and the power sufficient, a non-significant result may stand and be published as such.  (+info)

A simulation study of confounding in generalized linear models for air pollution epidemiology. (2/2102)

Confounding between the model covariates and causal variables (which may or may not be included as model covariates) is a well-known problem in regression models used in air pollution epidemiology. This problem is usually acknowledged but hardly ever investigated, especially in the context of generalized linear models. Using synthetic data sets, the present study shows how model overfit, underfit, and misfit in the presence of correlated causal variables in a Poisson regression model affect the estimated coefficients of the covariates and their confidence levels. The study also shows how this effect changes with the ranges of the covariates and the sample size. There is qualitative agreement between these study results and the corresponding expressions in the large-sample limit for the ordinary linear models. Confounding of covariates in an overfitted model (with covariates encompassing more than just the causal variables) does not bias the estimated coefficients but reduces their significance. The effect of model underfit (with some causal variables excluded as covariates) or misfit (with covariates encompassing only noncausal variables), on the other hand, leads to not only erroneous estimated coefficients, but a misguided confidence, represented by large t-values, that the estimated coefficients are significant. The results of this study indicate that models which use only one or two air quality variables, such as particulate matter [less than and equal to] 10 microm and sulfur dioxide, are probably unreliable, and that models containing several correlated and toxic or potentially toxic air quality variables should also be investigated in order to minimize the situation of model underfit or misfit.  (+info)

Laboratory assay reproducibility of serum estrogens in umbilical cord blood samples. (3/2102)

We evaluated the reproducibility of laboratory assays for umbilical cord blood estrogen levels and its implications on sample size estimation. Specifically, we examined correlation between duplicate measurements of the same blood samples and estimated the relative contribution of variability due to study subject and assay batch to the overall variation in measured hormone levels. Cord blood was collected from a total of 25 female babies (15 Caucasian and 10 Chinese-American) from full-term deliveries at two study sites between March and December 1997. Two serum aliquots per blood sample were assayed, either at the same time or 4 months apart, for estrone, total estradiol, weakly bound estradiol, and sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG). Correlation coefficients (Pearson's r) between duplicate measurements were calculated. We also estimated the components of variance for each hormone or protein associated with variation among subjects and variation between assay batches. Pearson's correlation coefficients were >0.90 for all of the compounds except for total estradiol when all of the subjects were included. The intraclass correlation coefficient, defined as a proportion of the total variance due to between-subject variation, for estrone, total estradiol, weakly bound estradiol, and SHBG were 92, 80, 85, and 97%, respectively. The magnitude of measurement error found in this study would increase the sample size required for detecting a difference between two populations for total estradiol and SHBG by 25 and 3%, respectively.  (+info)

A note on power approximations for the transmission/disequilibrium test. (4/2102)

The transmission/disequilibrium test (TDT) is a popular method for detection of the genetic basis of a disease. Investigators planning such studies require computation of sample size and power, allowing for a general genetic model. Here, a rigorous method is presented for obtaining the power approximations of the TDT for samples consisting of families with either a single affected child or affected sib pairs. Power calculations based on simulation show that these approximations are quite precise. By this method, it is also shown that a previously published power approximation of the TDT is erroneous.  (+info)

Comparison of linkage-disequilibrium methods for localization of genes influencing quantitative traits in humans. (5/2102)

Linkage disequilibrium has been used to help in the identification of genes predisposing to certain qualitative diseases. Although several linkage-disequilibrium tests have been developed for localization of genes influencing quantitative traits, these tests have not been thoroughly compared with one another. In this report we compare, under a variety of conditions, several different linkage-disequilibrium tests for identification of loci affecting quantitative traits. These tests use either single individuals or parent-child trios. When we compared tests with equal samples, we found that the truncated measured allele (TMA) test was the most powerful. The trait allele frequencies, the stringency of sample ascertainment, the number of marker alleles, and the linked genetic variance affected the power, but the presence of polygenes did not. When there were more than two trait alleles at a locus in the population, power to detect disequilibrium was greatly diminished. The presence of unlinked disequilibrium (D'*) increased the false-positive error rates of disequilibrium tests involving single individuals but did not affect the error rates of tests using family trios. The increase in error rates was affected by the stringency of selection, the trait allele frequency, and the linked genetic variance but not by polygenic factors. In an equilibrium population, the TMA test is most powerful, but, when adjusted for the presence of admixture, Allison test 3 becomes the most powerful whenever D'*>.15.  (+info)

Measurement of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis prescription adherence using a novel approach. (6/2102)

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to test a novel approach to monitoring the adherence of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients to their dialysis prescription. DESIGN: A descriptive observational study was done in which exchange behaviors were monitored over a 2-week period of time. SETTING: Patients were recruited from an outpatient dialysis center. PARTICIPANTS: A convenience sample of patients undergoing CAPD at Piedmont Dialysis Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina was recruited for the study. Of 31 CAPD patients, 20 (64.5%) agreed to participate. MEASURES: Adherence of CAPD patients to their dialysis prescription was monitored using daily logs and an electronic monitoring device (the Medication Event Monitoring System, or MEMS; APREX, Menlo Park, California, U.S.A.). Patients recorded in their logs their exchange activities during the 2-week observation period. Concurrently, patients were instructed to deposit the pull tab from their dialysate bag into a MEMS bottle immediately after performing each exchange. The MEMS bottle was closed with a cap containing a computer chip that recorded the date and time each time the bottle was opened. RESULTS: One individual's MEMS device malfunctioned and thus the data presented in this report are based upon the remaining 19 patients. A significant discrepancy was found between log data and MEMS data, with MEMS data indicating a greater number and percentage of missed exchanges. MEMS data indicated that some patients concentrated their exchange activities during the day, with shortened dwell times between exchanges. Three indices were developed for this study: a measure of the average time spent in noncompliance, and indices of consistency in the timing of exchanges within and between days. Patients who were defined as consistent had lower scores on the noncompliance index compared to patients defined as inconsistent (p = 0.015). CONCLUSIONS: This study describes a methodology that may be useful in assessing adherence to the peritoneal dialysis regimen. Of particular significance is the ability to assess the timing of exchanges over the course of a day. Clinical implications are limited due to issues of data reliability and validity, the short-term nature of the study, the small sample, and the fact that clinical outcomes were not considered in this methodology study. Additional research is needed to further develop this data-collection approach.  (+info)

Statistical power of MRI monitored trials in multiple sclerosis: new data and comparison with previous results. (7/2102)

OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the durations of the follow up and the reference population sizes needed to achieve optimal and stable statistical powers for two period cross over and parallel group design clinical trials in multiple sclerosis, when using the numbers of new enhancing lesions and the numbers of active scans as end point variables. METHODS: The statistical power was calculated by means of computer simulations performed using MRI data obtained from 65 untreated relapsing-remitting or secondary progressive patients who were scanned monthly for 9 months. The statistical power was calculated for follow up durations of 2, 3, 6, and 9 months and for sample sizes of 40-100 patients for parallel group and of 20-80 patients for two period cross over design studies. The stability of the estimated powers was evaluated by applying the same procedure on random subsets of the original data. RESULTS: When using the number of new enhancing lesions as the end point, the statistical power increased for all the simulated treatment effects with the duration of the follow up until 3 months for the parallel group design and until 6 months for the two period cross over design. Using the number of active scans as the end point, the statistical power steadily increased until 6 months for the parallel group design and until 9 months for the two period cross over design. The power estimates in the present sample and the comparisons of these results with those obtained by previous studies with smaller patient cohorts suggest that statistical power is significantly overestimated when the size of the reference data set decreases for parallel group design studies or the duration of the follow up decreases for two period cross over studies. CONCLUSIONS: These results should be used to determine the duration of the follow up and the sample size needed when planning MRI monitored clinical trials in multiple sclerosis.  (+info)

Power and sample size calculations in case-control studies of gene-environment interactions: comments on different approaches. (8/2102)

Power and sample size considerations are critical for the design of epidemiologic studies of gene-environment interactions. Hwang et al. (Am J Epidemiol 1994;140:1029-37) and Foppa and Spiegelman (Am J Epidemiol 1997;146:596-604) have presented power and sample size calculations for case-control studies of gene-environment interactions. Comparisons of calculations using these approaches and an approach for general multivariate regression models for the odds ratio previously published by Lubin and Gail (Am J Epidemiol 1990; 131:552-66) have revealed substantial differences under some scenarios. These differences are the result of a highly restrictive characterization of the null hypothesis in Hwang et al. and Foppa and Spiegelman, which results in an underestimation of sample size and overestimation of power for the test of a gene-environment interaction. A computer program to perform sample size and power calculations to detect additive or multiplicative models of gene-environment interactions using the Lubin and Gail approach will be available free of charge in the near future from the National Cancer Institute.  (+info)

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Sample size requirements are generally stated in regulatory standards. A guideline to consider is three test article and one reference (control) for hydrodynamic and durability assessment per size. Durability testing however is extended to 5 test article and one reference to fill a tester and is recommended to increase confidence. Other considerations and recommended for percutaneous valves are geometry, compliance, and deployment. We work closely with regulatory bodies to stay abreast of the latest concern so we can recommend the best matrix of test conditions.. ...
Dorey, F. J. and Korn, E. L. (1987), Effective sample sizes for confidence intervals for survival probabilities. Statist. Med., 6: 679-687. doi: 10.1002/sim.4780060605 ...
We identified a high frequency of unacknowledged discrepancies and poor reporting of sample size calculations and data analysis methods in an unselected cohort of randomised trials. To our knowledge, this is the largest review of sample size calculations and statistical methods described in trial publications compared with protocols. We reviewed key methodological information that can introduce bias if misrepresented or altered retrospectively. Our broad sample of protocols is a key strength, as unrestricted access to such documents is often very difficult to obtain.11 Previous comparisons have been limited to case reports,6 small samples,12 13 specific specialty fields,14 and specific journals.15 Other reviews of reports submitted to drug licensing agencies did not have access to protocols.4 16 17. One limitation is that our cohort may not reflect recent protocols and publications, as this type of review can be done only several years after protocol submission to allow time for publication. ...
For the case in which two independent samples arc to be compared using a nonparametric test for location shift, we propose a bootstrap technique for estimating the sample sizes required to achieve a specified power. The estimator (called BOOT) uses information from a small pilot experiment. For the special case of the Wilcoxon test, a simulation study is conducted to compare BOOT to two other sample-size estimators. One method (called ANPV) is based on the assumption that the underlying distribution is normal with a variance estimated from the pilot data. The other method (called NOETHER) adapts the sample size formula of Noether for use with a location-shift alternative. The BOOT and NOETHER sample-size estimators are particularly appropriate for this nonparametric setting because they do not require assumptions about the shape of the underlying continuous probability distribution. The simulation study shows that (a) sample size estimates can have large uncertainty, (b) BOOT is at least as ...
Larger sample sizes generally lead to increased precision when estimating unknown parameters. For example, if we wish to know the proportion of a certain species of fish that is infected with a pathogen, we would generally have a more precise estimate of this proportion if we sampled and examined 200 rather than 100 fish. Several fundamental facts of mathematical statistics describe this phenomenon, including the law of large numbers and the central limit theorem.. In some situations, the increase in precision for larger sample sizes is minimal, or even non-existent. This can result from the presence of systematic errors or strong dependence in the data, or if the data follows a heavy-tailed distribution.. Sample sizes are judged based on the quality of the resulting estimates. For example, if a proportion is being estimated, one may wish to have the 95% confidence interval be less than 0.06 units wide. Alternatively, sample size may be assessed based on the power of a hypothesis test. For ...
This function provides detailed sample size estimation information to determine the number of subjects that are required to test the hypothesis H_0: κ = κ_0 vs. H_1: κ = κ_1, at two-sided significance level α, with power, 1 - β. This version assumes that the outcome is multinomial with five levels.
R software for computing the prior effective sample size of a Bayesian normal linear or logistic regession model.. This is an R program that computes the effective sample size of a parametric prior, as described in the paper Determining the Effective Sample Size of a Parametric Prior by Morita, Thall and Muller (Biometrics 64, 595-602, 2008). Please read this paper carefully before using this computer program. For questions or to request a reprint of the paper, please contact Satoshi Morita or Peter Thall. Please see ReadMe_First for more information concerning the operation of the R program ...
Sample size calculations are central to the design of health research trials. To ensure that the trial provides good evidence to answer the trials research question, the target effect size (difference in means or proportions, odds ratio, relative risk or hazard ratio between trial arms) must be specified under the conventional approach to determining the sample size. However, until now, there has not been comprehensive guidance on how to specify this effect. This is a commentary on a collection of papers from two important projects, DELTA (Difference ELicitation in TriAls) and DELTA2 that aim to provide evidence-based guidance on systematically determining the target effect size, or difference and the resultant sample sizes for trials. In addition to surveying methods that researchers are using in practice, the research team met with various experts (statisticians, methodologists, clinicians and funders); reviewed guidelines from funding agencies; and reviewed recent methodological literature. The
Introduction: Measurement errors can seriously affect quality of clinical practice and medical research. It is therefore important to assess such errors by conduct- ing studies to estimate a coefficients reliability and assessing its precision. The intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC), defined on a model that an observation is a sum of information and random error, has been widely used to quantify reliability for continuous measurements. Sample formulas have been derived for explicitly incorporation of a prespecified probability of achieving the prespecified precision, i.e., the width or lower limit of a confidence interval for ICC. Although the concept of ICC is applicable to binary outcomes, existed sample size formulas for this case can only provide about 50% assurance probability to achieve the desired precision. Methods: A common correlation model was adopted to characterize binary data arising from reliability studies. A large sample variance estimator for ICC was derived, which was then used
TY - JOUR. T1 - Effects of different type of covariates and sample size on parameter estimation for multinomial logistic regression model. AU - Hamid, Hamzah Abdul. AU - Wah, Yap Bee. AU - Xie, Xian Jin. PY - 2016. Y1 - 2016. N2 - The sample size and distributions of covariate may affect many statistical modeling techniques. This paper investigates the effects of sample size and data distribution on parameter estimates for multinomial logistic regression. A simulation study was conducted for different distributions (symmetric normal, positively skewed, negatively skewed) for the continuous covariates. In addition, we simulate categorical covariates to investigate their effects on parameter estimation for the multinomial logistic regression model. The simulation results show that the effect of skewed and categorical covariate reduces as sample size increases. The parameter estimates for normal distribution covariate apparently are less affected by sample size. For multinomial logistic regression ...
In cancer clinical proteomics, MALDI and SELDI profiling are used to search for biomarkers of potentially curable early-stage disease. A given number of samples must be analysed in order to detect clinically relevant differences between cancers and controls, with adequate statistical power. From clinical proteomic profiling studies, expression data for each peak (protein or peptide) from two or more clinically defined groups of subjects are typically available. Typically, both exposure and confounder information on each subject are also available, and usually the samples are not from randomized subjects. Moreover, the data is usually available in replicate. At the design stage, however, covariates are not typically available and are often ignored in sample size calculations. This leads to the use of insufficient numbers of samples and reduced power when there are imbalances in the numbers of subjects between different phenotypic groups. A method is proposed for accommodating information on covariates,
Video created by University of California, Santa Cruz for the course Bayesian Statistics: From Concept to Data Analysis. In this module, you will learn methods for selecting prior distributions and building models for discrete data. Lesson 6 ...
Using malaria indicators as an example, this study showed that variability at cluster level has an impact on the desired sample size for the indicator. On the one hand, the requirement for large sample size to support intervention monitoring reduces with the increasing use of interventions, but on the other hand the sample size increases with declining prevalence (of the indicator). At very low prevalence, variability within clusters was smaller, and the results suggest that large sample sizes are required at this low prevalence especially for blood tests compared to intervention use (ITN use). This suggests defining sample sizes for malaria indicator surveys to increase the precision of detecting prevalence. Comparison between the actual sampled numbers of children aged 0-4 years in the most recent surveys and the estimated effective sample sizes for RDTs showed a deficit in the actual sample size of up to 77.65% [74.72-79.37] for the 2015 Kenya MIS, 25.88% [15.25-35.26] for the 2014 Malawi ...
Get this from a library! Sample Size Methodology.. [M M Desu] -- One of the most important problems in designing an experiment or a survey is sample size determination and this book presents the currently available methodology. It includes both random sampling ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Response-adaptive treatment allocation for survival trials with clustered right-censored data. AU - Su, Pei Fang. AU - Cheung, Siu Hung. PY - 2018/7/20. Y1 - 2018/7/20. N2 - A comparison of 2 treatments with survival outcomes in a clinical study may require treatment randomization on clusters of multiple units with correlated responses. For example, for patients with otitis media in both ears, a specific treatment is normally given to a single patient, and hence, the 2 ears constitute a cluster. Statistical procedures are available for comparison of treatment efficacies. The conventional approach for treatment allocation is the adoption of a balanced design, in which half of the patients are assigned to each treatment arm. However, considering the increasing acceptability of responsive-adaptive designs in recent years because of their desirable features, we have developed a response-adaptive treatment allocation scheme for survival trials with clustered data. The proposed ...
Thus, for certain disease states there is a shift away from designating a single endpoint as the primary outcome of a clinical trial. When the disease condition can be represented by multiple endpoints, allowing conclusions to be dictated by a significance test on one of these alone is inadequate. This dilemma is more acute when the statistical power endowed by endpoints is inversely proportional to their importance. For example, in heart failure trials, the clinical outcomes with low incidence (such as mortality) yield impractical sample sizes, yet a sensitive biomarker which provides sufficient power remains a surrogate outcome. Therefore, combining endpoints to form a univariate outcome that measures total benefit has been the trend. Potentially, this composite endpoint offers reasonable statistical power while tracking the treatment response across a constellation of symptoms and obviating the normal issues that arise from multiple testing i.e. an inflated alpha. ...
Presents fundamental concepts in applied probability, exploratory data analysis, and statistical inference, focusing on probability and analysis of one and two samples. Topics include discrete and continuous probability models; expectation and variance; central limit theorem; inference, including hypothesis testing and confidence for means, proportions, and counts; maximum likelihood estimation; sample size determinations; elementary non-parametric methods; graphical displays; and data transformations. ...
Rationale: Despite four decades of intense effort and substantial financial investment, the cardioprotection field has failed to deliver a single drug that effectively reduces myocardial infarct size in patients. A major reason is insufficient rigor and reproducibility in preclinical studies. Objective: To develop a multicenter randomized controlled trial (RCT)-like infrastructure to conduct rigorous and reproducible preclinical evaluation of cardioprotective therapies. Methods and Results: With NHLBI support, we established the Consortium for preclinicAl assESsment of cARdioprotective therapies (CAESAR), based on the principles of randomization, investigator blinding, a priori sample size determination and exclusion criteria, appropriate statistical analyses, and assessment of reproducibility. To validate CAESAR, we tested the ability of ischemic preconditioning (IPC) to reduce infarct size in three species (at two sites/species): mice (n=22-25/group), rabbits (n=11-12/group), and pigs ...
The Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) has developed a new online course, Enhancing Humane Science-Improving Animal Research. The course is designed to provide researchers with the tools they need to practice the most humane science possible. It covers such topics as experimental design (including statistics and sample size determination), humane endpoints, environmental enrichment, post-surgical care, pain management, and the impact of stress on the quality of data. To register please visit the CAAT website.. Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (National Academy of Sciences) ...
Errors in genotype determination can lead to bias in the estimation of genotype effects and gene-environment interactions and increases in the sample size required for molecular epidemiologic studies. We evaluated the effect of genotype misclassification on odds ratio estimates and sample size requirements for a study of NAT2 acetylation status, smoking, and bladder cancer risk. Errors in the assignment of NAT2 acetylation status by a commonly used 3-single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping assay, compared with an 11-SNP assay, were relatively small (sensitivity of 94% and specificity of 100%) and resulted in only slight biases of the interaction parameters. However, use of the 11-SNP assay resulted in a substantial decrease in sample size needs to detect a previously reported NAT2-smoking interaction for bladder cancer: 1,121 cases instead of 1,444 cases, assuming a 1:1 case-control ratio. This example illustrates how reducing genotype misclassification can result in substantial ...
Abstract. Predictive spatial modelling is an important task in natural hazard assessment and regionalisation of geomorphic processes or landforms. Logistic regression is a multivariate statistical approach frequently used in predictive modelling; it can be conducted stepwise in order to select from a number of candidate independent variables those that lead to the best model. In our case study on a debris flow susceptibility model, we investigate the sensitivity of model selection and quality to different sample sizes in light of the following problem: on the one hand, a sample has to be large enough to cover the variability of geofactors within the study area, and to yield stable and reproducible results; on the other hand, the sample must not be too large, because a large sample is likely to violate the assumption of independent observations due to spatial autocorrelation. Using stepwise model selection with 1000 random samples for a number of sample sizes between n = 50 and n = 5000, we ...
The big picture implication is that heritable complex traits controlled by thousands of genetic loci can, with enough data and analysis, be predicted from DNA. I expect that with good genotype , phenotype data from a million individuals we could achieve similar success with cognitive ability. Weve also analyzed the sample size requirements for disease risk prediction, and they are similar (i.e., ~100 times sparsity of the effects vector; so ~100k cases + controls for a condition affected by ~1000 loci).. Note Added: Further comments in response to various questions about the paper.. 1) We have tested the predictor on other ethnic groups and there is an (expected) decrease in correlation that is roughly proportional to the genetic distance between the test population and the white/British training population. This is likely due to different LD structure (SNP correlations) in different populations. A SNP which tags the true causal genetic variation in the Euro population may not be a good tag ...
Organisms Detected:Shiga-toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC)Salmonella spp.Aspergillus fumigatusAspergillu flavusAspergillus nigerAspergillus terreusMethodology:Presence or absence of organisms are detected via real time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in various sample matrices.MInimum Sample Size Requirements:3 grams, 3 units or 3 mLCollection Container Requirements:Sterile and spill proof container such as a screw top vial or test tube. Sample shall be collected observing good aseptic techniques.Turn Around Time:7 business days from receipt of sample
Offered by Университет Флориды. Power and Sample Size for Longitudinal and Multilevel Study Designs, a five-week, fully online course covers innovative, research-based power and sample size methods, and software for multilevel and longitudinal studies. The power and sample size methods and software taught in this course can be used for any health-related, or more generally, social science-related (e.g., educational research) application. All examples in the course videos are from real-world studies on behavioral and social science employing multilevel and longitudinal designs. The course philosophy is to focus on the conceptual knowledge to conduct power and sample size methods. The goal of the course is to teach and disseminate methods for accurate sample size choice, and ultimately, the creation of a power/sample size analysis for a relevant research study in your professional context. Power and sample size selection is one of the most important ethical questions researchers face
Family: MV(gaussian, gaussian) Links: mu = identity; sigma = identity mu = identity; sigma = identity Formula: bmi , mi() ~ age * mi(chl) chl , mi() ~ age Data: nhanes (Number of observations: 25) Samples: 4 chains, each with iter = 2000; warmup = 1000; thin = 1; total post-warmup samples = 4000 Population-Level Effects: Estimate Est.Error l-95% CI u-95% CI Rhat Bulk_ESS Tail_ESS bmi_Intercept 13.50 8.78 -3.31 31.52 1.00 1489 1714 chl_Intercept 141.09 24.71 92.52 190.06 1.00 2542 2517 bmi_age 1.28 5.52 -9.70 11.80 1.00 1325 1459 chl_age 29.07 13.21 2.66 55.13 1.00 2481 2661 bmi_michl 0.10 0.05 0.01 0.19 1.00 1675 1986 bmi_michl:age -0.03 0.02 -0.07 0.02 1.01 1369 1745 Family Specific Parameters: Estimate Est.Error l-95% CI u-95% CI Rhat Bulk_ESS Tail_ESS sigma_bmi 3.30 0.79 2.15 5.18 1.00 1486 1691 sigma_chl 40.32 7.35 28.83 57.17 1.00 2361 2426 Samples were drawn using sampling(NUTS). For each parameter, Bulk_ESS and Tail_ESS are effective sample size measures, and Rhat is the potential scale ...
Ideally, the advantages and disadvantages of each method should be considered when selecting an evaluation design. In general, designs with comparison groups and with randomization of study subjects are more likely to yield valid and generalizable results. The actual selection of an evaluation design may be strongly influenced however by the availability of resources, political acceptability, and other practical issues. Such issues include the presence of clearly defined goals and objectives for the intervention, access to existing baseline data, ability to identify and recruit appropriate intervention and comparison groups, ethical considerations in withholding an intervention from the comparison group, time available if external events (such as passage of new laws) may impact the intervention or the injury of primary interest, and timely cooperation of necessary individuals and agencies (such as school principals or health care providers).. Sample size considerations are important to ensure ...
Alternatively, precision analysis can be used to determine the minimum effect size (difference from the control mean) that can be detected with adequate power with a given sample size. This can be particularly useful where the number of samples that can be taken is constrained by a limited budget or the availability of the monitoring target (such as rare organisms or rare habitat types). The methods used for calculating sample size or precision can be quite complicated, but fortunately there are a number of guides and free software online. Free online monitoring manuals with chapters on power analysis include Barker (2001), Elzinga et al. (1998), Harding & Williams (2010), Herrick et al. (2005) and Wirth & Pyke (2007). A very good overview of the importance of power analysis is provided by Fairweather (1995). Also useful is the online statistical reference McDonald (2009) and the free software G*Power and PowerPlant. Thomas & Krebs (1997) list over 29 software programs capable of undertaking ...
We are pleased to introduce a new series of Stata Tips newsletters, focusing on recent developments and new Stata functions available in the latest release, Stata 14.Timberlake Group Technical Director, Dr. George Naufal introduces insights to power and sample size in Stata.Evaluating social programs has taken center stage in current research for social sciences. Impact evaluations give policymakers crucial information on which public policy programs are working. At the heart of impact evaluations are randomised experiments. A crucial step in designing an experiment is determining the sample size, the statistical power and detectable effect size. Power and sample size (PSS) in Stata 14 allows the computation of:1.  Sample size if power and detectable effect size are given2.  Statistical power if sample and detectable effect size are given3.  Detectable effect size if power and sample size are givenThat said, with PSS in Stata 14 you can get results for several settings,
The actual number of participants in the eligible randomised trials was 17 720. After adjustment for the unit of analysis error, the effective sample size was 2727. The confidence intervals show that we cannot exclude the possibility that the studies and the review lacked the power to detect a small but possibly relevant difference in incidence. It is, however, highly unlikely that pooling the results of more studies would have led to a significant beneficial effect. This is because almost all studies showed an odds ratio that was near to 1, and the applied comparisons were all quite similar, especially as use of a back belt can be considered equal to no intervention in the prevention of back pain.18 Only one study showed a more positive, but still non-significant, outcome.w6 This could be because the type of the intervention was different (no strenuous lifting).. One explanation for the lack of an effect could be that the intervention was not appropriate. According to Burke et al, as training ...
Evaluation of CVD prevention focused on assessing the propensity of different physician specialties to provide services, controlling for patient characteristics. We estimated the national volume of cardiovascular prevention activities by US office-based physicians using the sampling weights supplied with each visit record. After proportional adjustment to account for effective sample size, these weights were employed in all statistical analyses.. The percentage of visits in which CVD prevention services were provided was calculated to identify the frequency with which these tasks were performed by office-based physicians. Unadjusted specialty differences, however, are influenced by the differing characteristics of physicians patients. To account for these potentially confounding patient characteristics, we used multivariate statistical techniques. Adjusted odds ratios (OR), a measure of the independent statistical influence of predictor variables, were calculated from eight multiple logistic ...
Five pivotal clinical trials (Intensive Insulin Therapy; Recombinant Human Activated Protein C [rhAPC]; Low-Tidal Volume; Low-Dose Steroid; Early Goal-Directed Therapy [EGDT]) demonstrated mortality reduction in patients with severe sepsis and expert guidelines have recommended them to clinical practice. Yet, the adoption of these therapies remains low among clinicians. We selected these five trials and asked: Question 1-What is the current probability that the new therapy is not better than the standard of care in my patient with severe sepsis? Question 2-What is the current probability of reducing the relative risk of death (RRR) of my patient with severe sepsis by meaningful clinical thresholds (RRR >15%; >20%; >25%)? Bayesian methodologies were applied to this study. Odds ratio (OR) was considered for Question 1, and RRR was used for Question 2. We constructed prior distributions (enthusiastic; mild, moderate, and severe skeptic) based on various effective sample sizes of other relevant ...
The Attain Stability Quad Clinical Study is a prospective, non-randomized, multi-site, global, investigational Device Exemption (IDE), interventional clinical study. The purpose of this clinical study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the Attain Stability™ Quad MRI SureScan LV Lead (Model 4798). This will be assessed through a primary safety and primary efficacy endpoints.. All subjects included in the study will be implanted with a Medtronic market released de novo CRT-P or CRT-D device, compatible market released Medtronic RA and Medtronic RV leads and an Attain Stability Quad MRI SureScan LV Lead (Model 4798).. Up to 471 subjects will be enrolled into the study and up to 471 Attain Stability Quad MRI SureScan LV Lead (Model 4798) implanted, to ensure a minimum effective sample size of 400 Model 4798 leads implanted with 6 months post implant follow up visits (assuming 15% attrition) at up to 56 sites worldwide. ...
Data collection In order to obtain high quality data, sufficient time and attention need to be given to the data collection phase and its set up. Based on the research questions, the following aspects need to be considered: What is the population of interest? What would be a representative sample of this population? What is an appropriate sample size? How should the sample be
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On January 12, 2016, your Academy submitted comments to the National Quality Forum (NQF) on the Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) 2015-2016 Considerations for Implementing Measures in Federal Programs. Your Academy commented on unresolved problems related to risk adjustment, attribution, appropriate sample sizes, and the ongoing lack of relevant measures for certain specialties. Your Academy also commented on the importance of uniform and current data collection across a variety of post-acute care settings with a major emphasis on appropriate quality standards and risk adjustment to protect patients against underservice ...
Using sensitivity of the CTE to calculate sample size, the planned sample size for this study is 163 subjects. The study will be powered at 80% to demonstrate that the lower radiation CTE (ASIR and MBIR) is non-inferior (type I error rate of 2.5%, one sided) to the standard CTE. The sensitivity of the standard CTE is assumed to be 0.77 based on a pooled estimate [7]. 0.1 is chosen as the non-inferiority margin. The correlation between the two procedures is considered in the sample size calculation. We assume that the prevalence of Crohns Disease is 80% among the target population.. Using the nQuery statistical program, with the assumption that the proportion of discordant examinations is 0.15(or the conditional probability of positive finding in standard CTE is 0.90 if given a positive finding on the ASIR or MBIR CTE), the sample size needed to detect no more than 0.1 difference in sensitivity of the two procedures for patients with disease is 118, with a 80% power and a type I error of 0.025, ...
This unit aims to provide students with an introduction to statistical concepts, their use and relevance in public health. This unit covers descriptive analyses to summarise and display data; concepts underlying statistical inference; basic statistical methods for the analysis of continuous and binary data; and statistical aspects of study design. Specific topics include: sampling; probability distributions; sampling distribution of the mean; confidence interval and significance tests for one-sample, two paired samples and two independent samples for continuous data and also binary data; correlation and simple linear regression; distribution-free methods for two paired samples, two independent samples and correlation; power and sample size estimation for simple studies; statistical aspects of study design and analysis. Students will be required to perform analyses using a calculator and will also be required to conduct analyses using statistical software (SPSS). It is expected that students ...
91. power - The sse package takes user-defined power functions, evaluates them for a parameter range, and draws a sensitivity plot. It also provides a simulation procedure for sample size estimation and methods for adding information to a Sweave report ...
An important feature of this study was use of an established systematic scoring system to grade strengths and weaknesses of the studies. Strengths of the body of research were use of physiologic monitoring, randomization, blinded outcome assessment, and publication in peer-reviewed literature. A major weakness was lack of pilot data and sample size calculation. This is important because the number of animals studied can define the robustness of the experiment to capture the treatment effect size. If an insufficient number of animals is studied, the experiment could either over- or underestimate how effective the drug is. Clinical investigators need to know the true effect size to decide whether to do a trial, and if so, how many patients should be enrolled to detect it. Archer et al.4 found that across anesthetics the reported effect size (i.e., improvement in histologic and neurologic outcomes) averaged 30% in the higher quality studies. But, the potential range of true effect sizes was ...
GWAS results have now been reported for hundreds of complex traits across a wide range of domains, including common diseases, quantitative traits that are risk factors for disease, brain imaging phenotypes, genomic measures such as gene expression and DNA methylation, and social and behavioral traits such as subjective well-being and educational attainment. About 10,000 strong associations have been reported between genetic variants and one or more complex traits,10 where strong is defined as statistically significant at the genome-wide p value threshold of 5 × 10−8, excluding other genome-wide-significant SNPs in LD (r2 , 0.5) with the strongest association (Figure 2). GWAS associations have proven highly replicable, both within and between populations,11, 12 under the assumption of adequate sample sizes ...
Because of the ceiling sample sizes in the adjusted design, Type I and Type II error levels cannot be maintained simultaneously. When BOUNDARYKEY=BOTH (the default) in the DESIGN statement, only the Type I error level is maintained for the adjusted design. The adjusted design has a power of 0.91168, and it reflects the change of maximum information from 22.2696 to 23.2319. The Sample Size Summary table in Output 89.14.5 displays the follow-up time and maximum sample size with the specified accrual time. When you specify the CEILING=TIME option (which is the default), the required times at the stages are rounded up to integers for additional statistics, and the table also displays the follow-up time and total time that correspond to these ceiling times at the stages. ...
Because of the ceiling sample sizes in the adjusted design, Type I and Type II error levels cannot be maintained simultaneously. When BOUNDARYKEY=BOTH (the default) in the DESIGN statement, only the Type I error level is maintained for the adjusted design. The adjusted design has a power of 0.91168, and it reflects the change of maximum information from 22.2696 to 23.2319. The Sample Size Summary table in Output 101.14.5 displays the follow-up time and maximum sample size with the specified accrual time. When you specify the CEILING=TIME option (which is the default), the required times at the stages are rounded up to integers for additional statistics, and the table also displays the follow-up time and total time that correspond to these ceiling times at the stages. ...
Hello, Neat Video does a great job for me even using the auto profile and getting only 67%. I have some video where I deliberately filmed a piece of white foam board at about 4 feet away to help me get a noise profile for a particular Civic Center venue. When I applied Neat Video filter to my clip, I was able to get a 256 x 122 sample size yet no profile was generated. When I auto profile the sample Neat Video tells me the sample size is to small. Im working in FCP 7 and I dont understand why, when I have a sample size up to and over 122 x 122, that Neat Video will not create a profile for me. Like I said the 67% profile that auto profile is creating does a great job, I just dont understand the problem when I know my sample size is large enough ...
Would like to collaborate with other institutions to attain adequate sample size. Inclusion criteria: bacteremia with 2 or more positive blood cultures with oxacillin-resistant CoNS, ,18 yrs of age, treatment with IV ...
Provides statistical methods for the design and analysis of a calibration study, which aims for calibrating measurements using two different methods. The package includes sample size calculation, sample selection, regression analysis with error-in measurements and change-point regression. The method is described in Tian, Durazo-Arvizu, Myers, et al. (2014) ,doi:10.1002/sim.6235,.. ...
Sample size calculation was performed and has been described previously.10 Continuous variables are represented as mean±SD or median (IQR). The X2 Mantel-Henszel test for trend or linear regression was performed to compare variables across the different quartiles of sST2. The correlation between sST2 and NT-proBNP was visualised with scatterplots, and the Spearman correlation coefficient was calculated.. Reproducibility of ST2 assay was assessed by Bland-Altman plots with corresponding limits of agreement. The coefficient of variation was determined by the following calculation; SD of the differences of two measurements divided by the mean of two measurements*100%.. The upper limit of normal was determined based on the 97.5th percentile of sST2 levels in healthy volunteers. The 97.5th percentile was estimated using 2log transformed sST2 values and calculated with mean +1.96 SD.13 Sex specific reference values were calculated.. We used the Kaplan-Meier method to derive the cumulative ...
The standard non-parametric test for paired ordinal data is the Wilcoxon, which is sort of an augmented sign test. I dont know of a formula for power analysis for the Wilcoxon, but you can certainly get power analyses for the sign test (there are various resources listed in my question here: Free or downloadable resources for sample size calculations). Note that (as @Glen_b notes in the comment below), this would assume that there are no ties. If you expect there will be some proportion of ties, the power analysis for the sign test would give you the requisite $N$ excluding the ties, so you would inflate that estimate by multiplying it by the reciprocal of the proportion of untied data you expect to have (e.g., if you thought you might have $20\%$ tied data, and the test required $N=100$, then youd multiply $100$ by $1/.8$ to get $125$). Unless you need the minimum $N$ to achieve a specified power, that should work for you. For example, when running power calculations for more complicated ...
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Presents fundamental concepts in applied probability, exploratory data analysis, and statistical inference, focusing on probability and analysis of one and two samples. Topics include discrete and continuous probability models; expectation and variance; central limit theorem; inference, including hypothesis testing and confidence for means, proportions, and counts; maximum likelihood estimation; sample size determinations; elementary non-parametric methods; graphical displays; and data transformations. Learning Objectives The goal of this course is to equip biostatistics and quantitative scientists with core applied statistical concepts and methods: 1) The course will refresh the mathematical, computational, statistical and probability background that students will need to take the course. 2) The course will introduce students to the display and communication of statistical data. This will include graphical and exploratory data analysis using tools like scatterplots, boxplots and the display of ...
The first half of this covers concepts in biostatistics as applied to epidemiology, primarily categorical data analysis, analysis of case-control, cross-sectional, cohort studies, and clinical trials. Topics include simple analysis of epidemiologic measures of effect; stratified analysis; confounding; interaction, the use of matching, and sample size determination. Emphasis is placed on understanding the proper application and underlying assumptions of the methods presented. Laboratory sessions focus on the use of the STATA and other statistical packages and applications to clinical data. The second half of this course covers concepts in biostatistics as applied to epidemiology, primarily multivariable models in epidemiology for analyzing case-control, cross-sectional, cohort studies, and clinical trials. Topics include logistic, conditional logistics, and Poisson regression methods; simple survival analyses including Cox regression. Emphasis is placed on understanding the proper application and ...
We have conducted a trial investigating the role of an increased dose of inhaled steroids within the context of an asthma action plan. In our study a double dose of inhaled beclomethasone had no beneficial effect on an asthma exacerbation compared with placebo, and this is evidence against using such an approach in asthma management. This finding has several implications, but these should be applied with due consideration to the limitations of this study.. The first criticism directed at many studies resulting in a negative outcome is that they lacked the power to detect an effect. Before commencing our study, we were unable to find any good data on which to perform power calculations and estimate sample size requirements and so we performed retrospective power calculations. Using the baseline PEFR data we can say that a sample of 28 children gave us an 80% chance of detecting a difference of 0.55 SD (5% of baseline PEFR) at the 5% level of significance. The 18 pairs of exacerbations available ...
Abstract. BACKGROUND:. Clinical trials with angiographic end points have been used to assess whether interventions influence the evolution of coronary atherosclerosis because sample size requirements are much smaller than for trials with hard clinical end points. Further studies of the variability of the computer-assisted quantitative measurement techniques used in such studies would be useful to establish better standardized criteria for defining significant change.. METHODS AND RESULTS:. In 21 patients who had two arteriograms 3-189 days apart, we assessed the reproducibility of repeat quantitative measurements of 54 target lesions under four conditions: 1) same film, same frame; 2) same film, different frame; 3) same view from films obtained within 1 month; and 4) same view from films 1-6 months apart. Quantitative measurements of 2,544 stenoses were also compared with an experienced radiologists interpretation. The standard deviation of repeat measurements of minimum diameter from the same ...
Based on sample size calculations for primary outcome, we plan to enrol 120 participants. Adult patients without significant medical comorbidities or ongoing opioid use and who are undergoing laparoscopic colorectal surgery will be enrolled. Participants are randomly assigned to receive either VVZ-149 with intravenous (IV) hydromorphone patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) or the control intervention (IV PCA alone) in the postoperative period. The primary outcome is the Sum of Pain Intensity Difference over 8 hours (SPID-8 postdose). Participants receive VVZ-149 for 8 hours postoperatively to the primary study end point, after which they continue to be assessed for up to 24 hours. We measure opioid consumption, record pain intensity and pain relief, and evaluate the number of rescue doses and requests for opioid. To assess safety, we record sedation, nausea and vomiting, respiratory depression, laboratory tests and ECG readings after study drug administration. We evaluate for possible confounders ...
Abstract: In biospectroscopy, suitably annotated and statistically independent samples (e. g. patients, batches, etc.) for classifier training and testing are scarce and costly. Learning curves show the model performance as function of the training sample size and can help to determine the sample size needed to train good classifiers. However, building a good model is actually not enough: the performance must also be proven. We discuss learning curves for typical small sample size situations with 5 - 25 independent samples per class. Although the classification models achieve acceptable performance, the learning curve can be completely masked by the random testing uncertainty due to the equally limited test sample size. In consequence, we determine test sample sizes necessary to achieve reasonable precision in the validation and find that 75 - 100 samples will usually be needed to test a good but not perfect classifier. Such a data set will then allow refined sample size planning on the basis of ...
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BackgroundFive pivotal clinical trials (Intensive Insulin Therapy; Recombinant Human Activated Protein C [rhAPC]; Low-Tidal Volume; Low-Dose Steroid; Early Goal-Directed Therapy [EGDT]) demonstrated mortality reduction in patients with severe sepsis and expert guidelines have recommended them to clinical practice. Yet, the adoption of these therapies remains low among clinicians.ObjectivesWe selected these five trials and asked: Question 1-What is the current probability that the new therapy is not better than the standard of care in my patient with severe sepsis? Question 2-What is the current probability of reducing the relative risk of death (RRR) of my patient with severe sepsis by meaningful clinical thresholds (RRR |15%; |20%; |25%)?MethodsBayesian methodologies were applied to this study. Odds ratio (OR) was considered for Question 1, and RRR was used for Question 2. We constructed prior distributions (enthusiastic; mild, moderate, and severe skeptic) based on various effective sample sizes of
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Propensity score (PS) methods are increasingly used, even when sample sizes are small or treatments are seldom used. However, the relative performance of the two mainly recommended PS methods, namely PS-matching or inverse probability of treatment weighting (IPTW), have not been studied in the context of small sample sizes. METHODS: We conducted a series of Monte Carlo simulations to evaluate the influence of sample size, prevalence of treatment exposure, and strength of the association between the variables and the outcome and/or the treatment exposure, on the performance of these two methods. RESULTS: Decreasing the sample size from 1,000 to 40 subjects did not substantially alter the Type I error rate, and led to relative biases below 10 %. The IPTW method performed better than the PS-matching down to 60 subjects. When N was set at 40, the PS matching estimators were either similarly or even less biased than the IPTW estimators. Including variables unrelated to the exposure but
Husbandry. It used to be said that if a cage was large enough for a bird to extend its wing and not touch either side, the cage was large enough. Would you like your bedroom to only be as wide and as long as your arms reach? The species and that species energy level heavily influences the cage size requirements. Another key aspect of cage size is the amount of time a bird is confined to the cage. An individual who works out of the home and has their bird out for hours each day can get buy with a smaller cage than an individual who works away from the home and only has their bird out for short periods. Individual bird personality also influences cage size requirements. For example a conure generally needs a larger cage in proportion to its size than an amazon because the conure tend to be extremely active while many amazons are less physically active.. Once the sizing is settled one must consider where to place the cage in the home. Again the species personality will influence this location. ...
In their recent article, Albertin et al. (2009) suggest an autotetraploid origin of 10 tetraploid strains of bakers yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), supported by the frequent observation of double reduction meiospores. However, the presented inheritance results were puzzling and seemed to contradict the authors interpretation that segregation ratios support a tetrasomic model of inheritance. Here, we provide an overview of the expected segregation ratios at the tetrad and meiospore level given scenarios of strict disomic and tetrasomic inheritance, for cases with and without recombination between locus and centromere. We also use a power analysis to derive adequate sample sizes to distinguish alternative models. Closer inspection of the Albertin et al. data reveals that strict disomy can be rejected in most cases. However, disomic inheritance with strong but imperfect preferential pairing could not be excluded with the sample sizes used. The possibility of tetrad analysis in tetraploid yeast ...
Here, the coverage probability is only 94.167 percent.. I understand that sample standard deviation (sample variance squared) is a (slightly) mean-biased (?) estimator of population standard deviation. Is the coverage probability above related to this or to the median-bias of sample variance. I recognize that there are significant coverage problems with the Wald confidence interval for the binomial distribution (see https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ss/1009213286), Poisson distribution, etc. I didnt realize that this was the case even for the normal distribution.. Any help in understanding the above would be much appreciated. If Ive simply made a coding error, please do point this out. Otherwise, could someone please suggest a better confidence interval than the Wald for normal and other continuous distributions with a small sample size and/or refer me to any relevant literature?. Much appreciated. EDITED: For clarity and brevity. ...
I would like to thank Comyn et al for their interest in our published article.1 I agree that different methodologies, different assumptions, or even analyses on different patient collectives might result in a different conclusion or a different sample size needed for randomised clinical trials.. (i and ii) Power: the sample size calculation used with power of 80% was based on studies, such as the Age-Related Eye Disease Study trial.2 Using 90% power, α=0.05 and 10% loss to follow-up, I calculated once more the sample size needed for hypothetical studies (table 1 ...
|P|This best-selling text is written for those who use, rather than develop statistical methods. Dr. Stevens focuses on a conceptual understanding of the material rather than on proving results. Helpful narrative and numerous examples enhance understanding and a chapter on matrix algebra serves as a review. Annotated printouts from SPSS and SAS indicate what the numbers mean and encourage interpretation of the results. In addition to demonstrating how to use these packages, the author stresses the importance of checking the data, assessing the assumptions, and ensuring adequate sample size by providing guidelines so that the results can be generalized. The book is noted for its extensive applied coverage of MANOVA, its emphasis on statistical power, and numerous exercises including answers to half.|/P| |P|The new edition features:|/P| |UL| |LI|New chapters on Hierarchical Linear Modeling (Ch. 15) and Structural Equation Modeling (Ch. 16)|/LI| |LI|New exercises that feature recent journal articles to
The progression of COVID-19 vaccine candidates into clinical development is beginning to lead to insights that may be useful for informing future COVID-19 vaccine development efforts, as well as vaccine R&D strategies for future outbreaks. The WHO has also released a target product profile for COVID-19 vaccines, which provides guidance for clinical trial design, implementation, evaluation and follow-up. Some of the most important considerations for clinical development of COVID-19 vaccine candidates are briefly summarized below.. Trial design. An accurate estimate of the background incidence rate of clinical COVID-19 end points in the placebo arm is required for a robust sample size calculation in a conventional clinical trial. However, the rapidly changing epidemiology of the COVID-19 pandemic means that it is challenging to predict incidence rates, and trial design is further complicated by the effect of public health interventions to help control the spread of the virus, such as social ...
D653 Terminology Relating to Soil, Rock, and Contained Fluids. D2113 Practice for Rock Core Drilling and Sampling of Rock for Site Investigation. D2216 Test Methods for Laboratory Determination of Water (Moisture) Content of Soil and Rock by Mass. D3740 Practice for Minimum Requirements for Agencies Engaged in Testing and/or Inspection of Soil and Rock as Used in Engineering Design and Construction. D6026 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Geotechnical Data. E83 Practice for Verification and Classification of Extensometer Systems. E122 Practice for Calculating Sample Size to Estimate, With Specified Precision, the Average for a Characteristic of a Lot or Process. E228 Test Method for Linear Thermal Expansion of Solid Materials With a Push-Rod Dilatometer. E289 Test Method for Linear Thermal Expansion of Rigid Solids with Interferometry. ...
In this statement, the authors are generalising from their sample to all GPs and are making quantitative comparisons between GPs and policy makers. They are doing this without the safeguards that are expected in quantitative research, such as adequate sample size. Some would retort that qualitative research should not be criticised for failing to meet the standards of, say a clinical trial, when so many trials fail to do so. This misunderstands the point being made. Poorly designed or conducted trials constitute bad science; qualitative studies, however well designed and conducted, cannot have the same status as science because they do not employ the methods of science, methods designed to improve validity.. Qualitative research poses an alternative to validity in the form of triangulation.17 If two qualitative studies using different methodologies arrive at similar conclusions, they are said to provide corroborating evidence. However, if they arrive at different conclusions, they are not said ...
The pair-wise sample correlations in the data set were examining (the relevant columns in Table 1) range between 0.696 and 0.964. So, in Table 3, it turns out that even for the sample sizes that we have, the powers of the paired t-tests are actually quite respectable. For example, the sample correlation for the data for Weeks 1 and 2 is 0.898, so a sample size of at least 5 is needed for the test of equality of the corresponding means to have a power of 99%. This is for a significance level of 5%. This minimum sample size increases to 6 if the significance level is 1% - you can re-run the R code to verify this ...
Army Facilities Management Regulation 420-1 § 4-51 (b).[5] According to the agency, because the CI proposal deviated materially from the maximum scope of the project specified in the DD Form 1391 for this project, it could not form the basis for the award of a contract. The agency therefore contends that it properly rejected the CI proposal because of this deficiency.. We find no merit to CI s protest. It is a fundamental principal of government contracting that an agency may not award a contract on the basis of a proposal that fails to meet one or more of a solicitation s material requirements. Plasma-Therm, Inc., B-280664.2, Dec. 28, 1998, 98-2 CPD ¶ 160 at 3. Here, there is no question that the CI proposal failed to comply with the RFP s maximum size requirement. This deviation from the terms of the solicitation provided a reasonable basis for the agency to reject CI s proposal without further consideration. [6] In fact, based on both statute and regulation, CI s proposals could not ...
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We should like to make a few additional remarks. Firstly, a person who is developing a trial has to make a choice between aiming at a mixture of high, intermediate, and low risk patients, and focusing on just one category. For generalisability one may choose to include patients at all types of risk. However, we showed here that this might lead to larger sample sizes. On the other hand, one should consider whether the preferred inclusion of high risk patients is feasible. If high risk patients are difficult to include for any reason, the argument of an appropriate recruitment rate may outweigh the argument of limited sample sizes by the selective inclusion of high risk patients.. Patient selection in RCTs is often based on characteristics that are predictive of a certain outcome. The aim of this report was partly to show that statistical power is dependent on the level of that prior risk, as well as on how treatment actually reduces that risk. This is a different approach from selecting patients ...
The rightmost panel is split into an upper and a lower part.. Upper part: In the upper part, a simulation can be prompted for a given sample size (number of subjects) by pressing One Random Sample of Size N. By pressing the button R Random Samples of Size N samples are repeatedly generated and the distribution of the results per category are indicated using selected percentiles. From the image, it can be inferred that the median number of occurrences of category 1 was 29, the 5th percentile at 23 and the 95th at 36. This gives the user a rough idea about the category counts to be expected.. Lower part: In the lower part of panel 3, this simulation is conducted for different samples sizes. The following parameters can be set:. ...
We consider the problem of estimating the covariance of a collection of vectors given extremely compressed measurements of each vector. We propose and study an estimator based on back-projections of these compressive samples. We show, via a distribution-free analysis, that by observing just a single compressive measurement of each vector one can consistently estimate the covariance matrix, in both infinity and spectral norm. Via information theoretic techniques, we also establish lower bounds showing that our estimator is minimax-optimal for both infinity and spectral norm estimation problems. Our results show that the effective sample complexity for this problem is scaled by a factor of m2/d2 where m is the compression dimension and d is the ambient dimension. We mention applications to subspace learning (Principal Components Analysis) and distributed sensor networks ...
Obtaining enough rigorously-collected samples - thousands to train a dog and at least hundreds for a peerreviewed study - remains a challenge for researchers. Several studies in process, including Belafskys at UC Davis, have stalled while waiting for enough appropriate samples. PennVet just received a large grant from the Kleburg Foundation and plans to use that to greatly expand its base of samples. Then theres the question of what to do with this knowledge that dogs can smell cancer. Do you train an army of dogs to be deployed to hospitals? In part, the In Situ Foundation in the United States and Medical Detection Dogs in the United Kingdom are working toward that. Do you partner dogs with people at high risk of cancer recurrence, as some have suggested, in the hopes that the dog will alert more quickly than standard screens? Do you try to figure out exactly what VOCs prompt a dog to identify a cancer sample and then engineer a sensor or machine to detect those VOCs? Medical Detection Dogs ...
Perception & Psychophysics 28, 7 (2), doi:.3758/pp Type I error rates and power analyses for single-point sensitivity measures Caren M. Rotello University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
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Downloadable! This paper studies performance of both point and interval predictors of technical inefficiency in the stochastic production frontier model using a Monte Carlo experiment. In point prediction we use the Jondrow et al. (1980) point predictor of technical inefficiency, while for interval prediction the Horrace and Schmidt (1996) and Hjalmarsson et al. (1996) results are used. When ML estimators are used we find negative bias in point predictions. MSEs are found to decline as the sample size increases. The mean empirical coverage accuracy of the confidence intervals are significantly below the theoretical confidence level for all values of the variance ratio.
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World Conference Calendar, This webinar covers the statistical methods used to calculate sample sizes for both attribute and variables data. Methods for collecting the sample will be covered. Every sampling plan has risks. This webinar covers how to calculate Type I and Type II errors. A discussion of how the FDA views sampling
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Significance of Research/Critique of Methodology. This research clearly shows that yoga practice has a significant effect on reducing depressive symptoms. Unfortunately, the experiment does not name yoga as the best method in doing this, as ECT proved to be the most effective. Some critiques of the methodology are the small sample size and the subjectiveness of the BDI. First, the original sample size (n=45) and the group sample sizes (n=15 for all three) probably did not give enough representation, and in turn a larger sample size could have a provided use with a large statistical significance between treatments. A larger study would be able to see how much more effective ECT than yoga and imipramine, or if the treatments are as close as shown in this study. Secondly, the BDI is a 21 question subjective test that is given to the subject to rate their own personal feelings. Everyone feels differently about themselves, and it is really difficult to compare one persons thoughts of themselves to ...
This study was conducted on patients with indications for colposcopy and within the scope of the Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Health Cervical Cancer Screening program between June 15, 2017 and December 31, 2017. The study was approved by the ethical board of BTRH (number: 2017/47) and was registered in ClinicalTrials.gov (number: NCT03279666). Informed consent was obtained from all the patients before the procedure. Patients were randomized using a computer program. A statistical program (GPower version 3, Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany) was used to estimate the sample size through a 1-tailed hypothesis using an independent sample t-test with an α error of 0.05 and a power of 0.90. The total sample size required for a moderate effect size (d=0.50) was calculated to be 236. In the present study, 58 women were in group A, 56 women were in group B, 57 women were in group C, and 57 women were in group D. Post hoc analysis for moderate effect size indicated that the power of the ...
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The informational odds ratio (IOR) measures the post-exposure odds divided by the pre-exposure odds (i.e., information gained after knowing exposure status). A desirable property of an adjusted ratio estimate is collapsibility, wherein the combined crude ratio will not change after adjusting for a variable that is not a confounder. Adjusted traditional odds ratios (TORs) are not collapsible. In contrast, Mantel-Haenszel adjusted IORs, analogous to relative risks (RRs) generally are collapsible. IORs are a useful measure of disease association in case-referent studies, especially when the disease is common in the exposed and/or unexposed groups. This paper outlines how to compute power and sample size in the simple case of unadjusted IORs.
Sample size was empirically determined to provide an adequate assessment of tolerability. Patients who received placebo in both cohorts were pooled for this analysis. For change in duration of exercise between. baseline and ETT3, the comparison between patients who received omecamtiv mecarbil and patients who received placebo was performed by using an analysis of covariance model, with treatment group as the main effect and baseline ETT exercise duration as a covariate. For categorical variables, treatment differences in proportion with 95% confidence intervals between omecamtiv mecarbil and placebo were constructed by using the Meittinen-Nurminen approach. For the time to angina and time to 1-mm ST-segment depression during ETT3, survival analysis techniques were used. The log-rank test was used to test the equality of time to onset of 1-mm ST-segment INK 128 datasheet depression and time to onset MAPK inhibitor of angina between omecamtiv mecarbil and placebo. Pharmacokinetic analyses ...
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Though selecting your population size is self-explanatory, choosing a confidence level and margin of error can be a little more difficult. Usually survey researchers will choose a confidence level of 95% (or 99% if more precision is required) and a margin of error of 5+/-. However, if a sample size with these two values is too expensive, you may have to lower your confidence level or raise your allowed margin of error. The following table identifies how each element of a survey will change a results accuracy based on whether its value is increased or decreased:. ...
Hi Dragan Kljujic!. Wow this is a two parter:. 1) Youre right! The sample size calculated refers to the number of completed responses you need to reach your desired confidence level and margin of error. So this does not include any nonresponses. Youll need to ensure you receive 380 completed responses to reach your probability goal, which may mean like you said, sending 3800 survey invited to achieve this.. 2) Having a list of contactable potential respondents puts you at a major advantage to having a random sample. Like you said, you can randomly select your 3800 survey recipients to remain a probability sample or you can send a survey to every single person in your population (it may be more expensive, but you will gather more data and give everyone an equal chance to participate).. Unfortunately, non-response bias is a source of systematic error that is almost impossible to 100% satisfy. But there are some tricks to limit its affect on your results. Heres an important one:. -Send your ...
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Suppose we pick an integer k and a random sample S⊂A of size k. Mark the relative size of the sub-population in the sample (,B∩ ... Sampling variant[edit]. The following variant of Chernoff's bound can be used to bound the probability that a majority in a ... The operator norm of the sum of t independent samples is precisely the maximum deviation among d independent random walks of ... Mark the relative size of the sub-population (,B,/,A,) by r. ... Notice that the number of samples in the inequality depends ...
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where n1 is the sample size for sample 1, and R1 is the sum of the ranks in sample 1.. Note that it doesn't matter which of the ... One method of reporting the effect size for the Mann-Whitney U test is with the common language effect size.[7][8] As a sample ... The maximum value of U is the product of the sample sizes for the two samples. In such a case, the "other" U would be 0. ... In the case of small samples, the distribution is tabulated, but for sample sizes above ~20, approximation using the normal ...
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Markov, A. V.; Anisimov, V. A.; Korotayev, A. V. (2010). "Relationship between genome size and organismal complexity in the ... and large organisms only appear more diverse due to sampling bias. ... Since the effective population size in eukaryotes (especially multi-cellular organisms) is much smaller than in prokaryotes,[22 ...
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This also provides insight in the uniformity of the sampled lot. A H2O case capacity test measurement of 4 fired .35 Whelen ... The default database however contains some errors, so measuring sizes, weights and case capacities of components intended for ...
"Sample Size Selection Using Margin of Error Approach", Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry, 28 (10): 80-89. ... The downside is that additional security features would put an extra strain on the battery and size and drive up prices. Dr. ... The largest market shares in Europe (in order of market share size) belong to Germany, Italy, France, and the United Kingdom. ...
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  • It gives recommendations on how to find appropriate differences, conduct the sample size calculation(s) and how to report these in grant applications, protocols and manuscripts. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Despite the paramount importance of an a-priori sample size calculation, until now there has not been comprehensive guidance in specifying the target effect size, or difference. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The target difference is a key quantity in sample size calculation, and is the most difficult to determine, as most other quantities are fixed (e.g., type I error rate = 0.05, power = 80 or 90%) or are parameters that can be estimated (standard deviation, control group event proportion). (biomedcentral.com)
  • A large sample variance estimator for ICC was derived, which was then used to obtain an asymmetric confidence interval for ICC by the modified Wald method. (uwo.ca)
  • In practice, since p is unknown, the maximum variance is often used for sample size assessments. (infogalactic.com)
  • Sample size calculations are central to the design of health research trials. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Biostatistician: What is the difference that we should base our sample size calculations on? (biomedcentral.com)
  • Sample size calculations for designing clinical proteomic profiling studies using mass spectrometry. (ox.ac.uk)
  • At the design stage, however, covariates are not typically available and are often ignored in sample size calculations. (ox.ac.uk)
  • A method is proposed for accommodating information on covariates, data imbalances and design-characteristics, such as the technical replication and the observational nature of these studies, in sample size calculations. (ox.ac.uk)
  • Since you have access to the entire population, the database, in a before (old system) and after the move (new system) and I'm assuming you do not want to check every entry, instead just a sample, then I would recommend using an hypothesis test approach rather than a lot sampling approach. (asqasktheexperts.com)
  • Alternatively, sample size may be assessed based on the power of a hypothesis test. (infogalactic.com)
  • Sample formulas have been derived for explicitly incorporation of a prespecified probability of achieving the prespecified precision, i.e., the width or lower limit of a confidence interval for ICC. (uwo.ca)
  • Although the concept of ICC is applicable to binary outcomes, existed sample size formulas for this case can only provide about 50% assurance probability to achieve the desired precision. (uwo.ca)
  • The BOOT and NOETHER sample-size estimators are particularly appropriate for this nonparametric setting because they do not require assumptions about the shape of the underlying continuous probability distribution. (montana.edu)
  • Sample size determination is the act of choosing the number of observations or replicates to include in a statistical sample . (infogalactic.com)
  • For example, if we wish to know the proportion of a certain species of fish that is infected with a pathogen, we would generally have a more precise estimate of this proportion if we sampled and examined 200 rather than 100 fish. (infogalactic.com)
  • Sample sizes are judged based on the quality of the resulting estimates. (infogalactic.com)
  • The simulation study shows that (a) sample size estimates can have large uncertainty, (b) BOOT is at least as accurate as and can be much more accurate than ANPV, and (c) BOOT and NOETHER achieve similar accuracy, although NOETHER is prone to underestimation. (montana.edu)
  • even larger sample sizes do not further reduce it, and they approach the upper limit of sample size given, in this study, by the autocorrelation range of the spatial data sets. (nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net)
  • Model uncertainty due to sampling and model selection, and its predictive ability, are explored statistically and spatially through the example of 100 models estimated in one study area and validated in a neighbouring area: depending on the study area and on sample size, the predicted probabilities for debris flow release differed, on average, by 7 to 23 percentage points. (nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net)
  • The sample size is an important feature of any empirical study in which the goal is to make inferences about a population from a sample. (infogalactic.com)
  • In practice, the sample size used in a study is determined based on the expense of data collection, and the need to have sufficient statistical power . (infogalactic.com)
  • In complicated studies there may be several different sample sizes involved in the study: for example, in a stratified survey there would be different sample sizes for each stratum. (infogalactic.com)
  • In experimental design , where a study may be divided into different treatment groups , there may be different sample sizes for each group. (infogalactic.com)
  • For the special case of the Wilcoxon test, a simulation study is conducted to compare BOOT to two other sample-size estimators. (montana.edu)
  • Power and Sample Size for Longitudinal and Multilevel Study Designs, a five-week, fully online course covers innovative, research-based power and sample size methods, and software for multilevel and longitudinal studies. (coursera.org)
  • The goal of the course is to teach and disseminate methods for accurate sample size choice, and ultimately, the creation of a power/sample size analysis for a relevant research study in your professional context. (coursera.org)
  • Most National Institutes of Health (NIH) study sections will only fund a grant if the grantee has written a compelling and accurate power and sample size analysis. (coursera.org)
  • The final course project is a peer-reviewed research study you design for future power or sample size analysis. (coursera.org)
  • The new method suggests certain experimental designs which lead to the use of a smaller number of samples when planning a study. (ox.ac.uk)
  • Analysis of data from the proteomic profiling of colorectal cancer reveals that fewer samples are needed when a study is balanced than when it is unbalanced, and when the IMAC30 chip-type is used. (ox.ac.uk)
  • To ensure that the trial provides good evidence to answer the trial's research question, the target effect size (difference in means or proportions, odds ratio, relative risk or hazard ratio between trial arms) must be specified under the conventional approach to determining the sample size. (biomedcentral.com)
  • A more accurate method to estimate the sample size: iteratively evaluate the formula since the t value also depends on n. (psu.edu)
  • This expression describes quantitatively how the estimate becomes more precise as the sample size increases. (infogalactic.com)
  • My question is if I'm trying to determine the sample size of migrated data to see if it migrated correctly to the target database, is the Z1.4 table applicable to that? (asqasktheexperts.com)
  • In a census , data are collected on the entire population, hence the sample size is equal to the population size. (infogalactic.com)
  • When the observations are independent , this estimator has a (scaled) binomial distribution (and is also the sample mean of data from a Bernoulli distribution ). (infogalactic.com)
  • The DELTA 2 guidance stresses specifying important and realistic differences, and undertaking sensitivity analyses in calculating sample sizes. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Two sample size formulas were derived, one for achieving a prespecified confidence interval width and the other for requiring a prespecified lower confidence limit, both with given assurance probabilities. (uwo.ca)
  • The power and sample size methods and software taught in this course can be used for any health-related, or more generally, social science-related (e.g., educational research) application. (coursera.org)
  • The course philosophy is to focus on the conceptual knowledge to conduct power and sample size methods. (coursera.org)
  • Power and sample size selection is one of the most important ethical questions researchers face. (coursera.org)
  • The Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the statistics, research, and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Education, also offers competitive grants requiring a compelling and accurate power and sample size analysis (Goal 3: Efficacy and Replication and Goal 4: Effectiveness/Scale-Up). (coursera.org)
  • Write a power and sample size analysis that is aligned with the planned statistical analysis This is a five-week intensive and interactive online course. (coursera.org)
  • If you select this option, enter values less than 1 in Ratios on the Power and Sample Size for 2 Variances dialog box. (minitab.com)
  • A given number of samples must be analysed in order to detect clinically relevant differences between cancers and controls, with adequate statistical power. (ox.ac.uk)
  • With the p-test you can define the confidence, defect rate to detect, and sample size to fit your needs concerning ability to make measurements, cost, and risk. (asqasktheexperts.com)
  • The crude method to find the sample size: \(n=\left(\dfrac{z_{\alpha/2}\sigma}{E}\right)^2\) Then round up to the next whole integer. (psu.edu)
  • Like I said the 67% profile that auto profile is creating does a great job, I just don't understand the problem when I know my sample size is large enough. (neatvideo.com)
  • on the other hand, the sample must not be too large, because a large sample is likely to violate the assumption of independent observations due to spatial autocorrelation. (nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net)
  • This is a commentary on a collection of papers from two important projects, DELTA (Difference ELicitation in TriAls) and DELTA 2 that aim to provide evidence-based guidance on systematically determining the target effect size, or difference and the resultant sample sizes for trials. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The determination of the sample size is considered for ranking and selection problems as well as for the design of clinical trials. (worldcat.org)
  • In this article, the authors provide guidance on how to calculate the sample size required to develop a clinical prediction model. (bmj.com)
  • Drawing on various real-world applications, Sample Sizes for Clinical Trials takes readers through the process of calculating sample sizes for many types of clinical trials. (routledge.com)
  • a useful compendium that takes the reader through the process of calculating sample sizes and addresses many points to consider for the most common types of clinical trials and data. (routledge.com)
  • a useful introduction to the clinical researcher and as a reference for the statistician interested in sample size formulae for specific designs. (routledge.com)
  • A sample size estimate is just one aspect of a clinical study design. (psiweb.org)
  • However, there is an increasing interest in transcription profiling of small samples, as large amounts of material can be difficult, if not impossible, to obtain in both clinical and experimental settings. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Fine needle aspirates (FNA) (~1-2 μ g) and fine needle core biopsies (~2 μ g of total RNA) offer feasible, atraumatic clinical sampling procedures of limited material. (biomedcentral.com)
  • This is the sub-population to be studied in order to make an inference to a reference population(A broader population to which the findings from a study are to be generalized)  In census, the sample size is equal to the population size. (slideshare.net)
  • When a representative sample is taken from a population, the finding are generalized to the population. (slideshare.net)
  • The probability that your sample accurately reflects the attitudes of your population. (surveymonkey.com)
  • It's called a sample because it only represents part of the group of people (or target population ) whose opinions or behavior you care about. (surveymonkey.com)
  • For example, one way of sampling is to use a "random sample," where respondents are chosen entirely by chance from the population at large. (surveymonkey.com)
  • If you were taking a random sample of people across the U.S., then your population size would be about 317 million. (surveymonkey.com)
  • Similarly, if you are surveying your company, the size of the population is the total number of employees. (surveymonkey.com)
  • If you want a smaller margin of error, you must have a larger sample size given the same population. (surveymonkey.com)
  • Survey sampling can still give you valuable answers without having a sample size that represents the general population. (surveymonkey.com)
  • On the other hand, political pollsters have to be extremely careful about surveying the right sample size-they need to make sure it's balanced to reflect the overall population. (surveymonkey.com)
  • The first thing is that the regression tries to fit the existing data and the sample is not representative of the population, then the regression won't be useful just like estimating a distribution mean from a sample that is skewed massively to the left or right won't represent the true underlying mean of the population. (physicsforums.com)
  • So in saying this, you will have to figure out if the sample you have has some decent amount of correspondence with the overall nature of the population data. (physicsforums.com)
  • The sample size is an important feature of any empirical study in which the goal is to make inferences about a population from a sample. (wikipedia.org)
  • In a census, data are collected on the entire population, hence the sample size is equal to the population size. (wikipedia.org)
  • 460 0 obj stream We can determine fixed sample size for a given population. (ntanet.org)
  • Do you … The sample size is determined based on the population. (ntanet.org)
  • It may be necessary for example, for management to know, not that a market is worth $85m annually, but simply that it is worth … The determination of sample size starts usually when the population is 11 and above. (ntanet.org)
  • Well, all you need is your desired confidence level and margin of error, as well as the number of people that make up your total population size. (fluidsurveys.com)
  • Using this population genetic information we simulate a case-control sample (grey lines) where the red dots indicate the disease locus and blue dots indicate linked genetic variation. (nih.gov)
  • Estimating effective population size and mutation rate from sequence data using Metropolis-Hastings sampling. (genetics.org)
  • We present a new way to make a maximum likelihood estimate of the parameter 4N mu (effective population size times mutation rate per site, or theta) based on a population sample of molecular sequences. (genetics.org)
  • The method can potentially be extended to cases involving varying population size, recombination, and migration. (genetics.org)
  • A study was made to ascertain how large a sample is needed to make media effectiveness decisions which are generalizable to the total educable mentally handicapped (EMH) population. (ed.gov)
  • The distribution of the sample multiple correlation coefficient r depends only on the population coefficient R, number of variates M, and the sample size N. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Bivariate analysis was employed to construct a composite score to rank each site's probability of being an anomaly, and statistical simulations were conducted to evaluate the ranking variation between the population based "true" pattern of user behavior and different sample based "observed" patterns. (igi-global.com)
  • Choose a sample statistic (e.g., sample mean, sample standard deviation) that you want to use to estimate your chosen population parameter. (kmpro.org)
  • Typically, nonnative alleles in a population are detected through the analysis of genetic markers in a sample of individuals. (usgs.gov)
  • The new equation incorporates the effects of the genotypic structure of the sampled population and shows that conventional methods overestimate the likelihood of detection, especially when nonnative or F-1 hybrid individuals are present. (usgs.gov)
  • Below is a random sample of size 8 drawn from a normal population. (jiskha.com)
  • Below is a second random sample, independent from the first, of size 8 from a second normal population. (jiskha.com)
  • Suppose a random sample of size 50 is selected from a population with σ = 10. (jiskha.com)
  • Suppose you have a sample of 6 observations from a normal population. (jiskha.com)
  • you plan to take a random sample from the population and use the samples mean as an estimate of population mean. (jiskha.com)
  • Let's assume you have taken 100 samples of size 36 each from a normally distributed population. (jiskha.com)
  • 1. The sample mean, the sample proportion and the sample standard deviation are all unbiased estimators of the corresponding population parameters. (jiskha.com)
  • What does the central limit theorem say about the sampling distribution of the mean if samples of size 100 are drawn from this population. (jiskha.com)
  • Assume that many samples of size n are taken form a large population of people and the mean IQ score is computed for each sample. (jiskha.com)
  • The present systematic review aims to specify the overall incidence of AE and PAE across all settings and procedures, so as to describe the influence of heterogeneity factors such as sample size, settings, type of events, terminology, methods of collecting data or characteristics of the study population. (bmj.com)
  • Using Minitab, the manufacturer can calculate this test's power based on the sample size, the minimum difference they want to be able to detect, and the standard deviation to determine if they can rely on the results of their analysis. (minitab.com)
  • In order to proceed with further development of the test, the study investigators have decided that they would need to draw the conclusion that test A is at least as test B. With significance level 0.05 and power 0.90, how can I calculate the required sample size for patients with vision impairment. (mathhelpforum.com)
  • 14/05/2018 · Calculate your sample mean and sample standard deviation. (kmpro.org)
  • This R package can be used to calculate the required samples size for unconditional multivariate analyses of unmatched case-control studies. (cancer.gov)
  • The results from TransCount were used to calculate the Pearson correlation coefficient between transcript concentrations for different sample sizes. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Citation Query Adapting the sample size in particle filters through KLD-sampling. (psu.edu)
  • Mark Bumiller of HORIBA Scientific discusses the importance of sampling as it relates to the accuracy, precision, and reliability of particle size measurement. (horiba.com)
  • Good (or bad) sampling technique directly impacts particle size analysis. (horiba.com)
  • Nanowerk News ) A new sample handling system from Beckman Coulter, Inc. reduces minimum volume requirements on the Multisizer 4 COULTER COUNTER Particle Characterization System from 10 mL to 4 mL. (nanowerk.com)
  • Customers using the Multisizer 4 for counting particles in protein formulations, in applications such as pharmaceutical development, needed to work with smaller sample volumes," said Elsa Burgess, director of Worldwide Operations for the Particle Characterization Business Center. (nanowerk.com)
  • Serving particle customers since 1960, the group specializes in the Coulter Principle, laser diffraction, dynamic light scattering, zeta potential determination, and BET analysis to understand all aspects of particulate samples. (nanowerk.com)
  • Significantly expanded and completely updated, this revision of the 1985 text provides an in-dept look at particle size-selective criteria for aerosol exposure assessment. (acgih.org)
  • The history and current status of practical sampling instrumentation for the measurement of various particle size fractions is discussed. (acgih.org)
  • A section also reviews the general framework for developing TLVs ® and discusses how the new particle size-selective sampling criteria may be applied in that process. (acgih.org)
  • The second part of the book deals with emerging issues where new knowledge is pointing the way towards the development of new or extended particle size-selective criteria. (acgih.org)
  • Among the topics of discussion are the distinction between particles that penetrate into the lung and those which are actually deposited, how the particle size affects the manner in which particles react with biological systems, and how standards should be set to define and determine the acceptability of aerosol sampling instruments in relation to the new particle size-selective criteria. (acgih.org)
  • One probable reason for low reproducibility is insufficient sample size, resulting in low power and low positive predictive value. (arxiv.org)
  • 2017). By studying larger sample sizes, we provide further insight into the interplay between sample size and reproducibility. (ugent.be)
  • Does having a statistically significant sample size matter? (surveymonkey.com)
  • But you might be wondering whether or not a statistically significant sample size matters. (surveymonkey.com)
  • Customer feedback is one of the surveys that does so, regardless of whether or not you have a statistically significant sample size. (surveymonkey.com)
  • Here are some specific use cases to help you figure out whether a statistically significant sample size makes a difference. (surveymonkey.com)
  • Having a statistically significant sample size can give you a more holistic view on employees in general. (surveymonkey.com)
  • When conducting a market research survey, having a statistically significant sample size can make a big difference. (ntanet.org)
  • When it comes to market research, a statistically significant sample size helps a lot. (ntanet.org)
  • CONCLUSIONS: We showed that genomic predictor accuracy is determined largely by an interplay between sample size and classification difficulty. (biomedsearch.com)
  • The interplay between sample size and. (ugent.be)
  • It includes both random sampling from standard probability distributions and from finite populations. (worldcat.org)
  • We describe in detail a method of simulating case-control samples at a set of linked SNPs that replicates the patterns of LD in human populations, and we used it to assess power for a comprehensive set of available genotyping chips. (nih.gov)
  • Our results allow us to compare the performance of the chips to detect variants with different effect sizes and allele frequencies, look at how power changes with sample size in different populations or when using multi-marker tags and genotype imputation approaches, and how performance compares to a hypothetical chip that contains every SNP in HapMap. (nih.gov)
  • Using the revised equation, we describe a new approach to determining the number of individuals to sample and the number of diagnostic markers to analyze when attempting to monitor the arrival of nonnative alleles in native populations. (usgs.gov)
  • Remembering that the F distribution is a ratio of independent chi- squares divided by their degrees of freedom, it can be shown that, under random, independent sampling, if the variances of the populations are equal, then s21/s2 has an F distribution with, in this case, 7 numerator and 7 denominator degrees of freedom (where the degrees of freedom are n − 1 for the corresponding samples). (jiskha.com)
  • Objectives To perform a systematic review of the frequency of (preventable) adverse events (AE/PAE) and to analyse contributing factors, such as sample size, settings, type of events, terminology, methods of collecting data and characteristics of study populations. (bmj.com)
  • Determine sample size. (slideshare.net)
  • This article illustrates how confidence intervals constructed around a desired or anticipated value can help determine the sample size needed. (nih.gov)
  • My question is, how would I determine how many journeys I would need to get a sufficient sample size for the regression? (physicsforums.com)
  • How many samples do you need to determine if the average thickness of paper from one supplier is the same as another supplier? (minitab.com)
  • For instance, if you specify values for the minimum difference and power, Minitab will determine the sample size required to detect the specified difference at the specified level of power. (minitab.com)
  • Chapter 6 introduces topic set size design to enable test collection builders to determine an appropriate number of topics to create. (springer.com)
  • Can you honestly say you determine a statistically valid sample size when you audit? (elsmar.com)
  • It is possible to use the Power and Sample Size functionality in MINITAB to determine sample sizes to perform statistical tests. (kmpro.org)
  • To overcome this problem, it is necessary to conduct power analysis during the study design phase to determine the sample size required to detect the effects of interest. (mande.co.uk)
  • Using a standard deviation of 4.58 grams and a power of 85%, how many cereal boxes do you need to sample? (minitab.com)
  • One calculates sample size based on a specified difference of interest, an assumption about the standard deviation or event rate of the outcome being studied, and conventional choices for Type I error (chance of rejecting the null hypothesis if it is true) and statistical power (chance of rejecting the null hypothesis if the specified difference actually exists). (biomedcentral.com)
  • In the sample amplifying from 1000 cells, transcripts expressed with at least 121 transcripts/cell were statistically reliable and for 250 cells, the limit was 1806 transcripts/cell. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The purpose of the current study is determination of sample size in regression analysis of hydrologic variables by means of power analysis where power analysis is considered for generally fitting the model. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • One of the most important problems in designing an experiment or a survey is sample size determination and this book presents the currently available methodology. (worldcat.org)
  • If the power to detect this difference is low, they may want modify the experiment by sampling more parts to increase the power and re-evaluate the formulations. (minitab.com)
  • Chapter 7 describes power-analysis-based methods for determining an appropriate sample size for a new experiment based on a similar experiment done in the past, detailing how to utilize the author's R tools for power analysis and how to interpret the results. (springer.com)
  • A crucial step in designing an experiment is determining the sample size, the statistical power and detectable effect size. (timberlake.co.uk)
  • A question I'm most often asked (other than excluding those pesky outliers) is "what is a suitable sample size for my experiment? (nc3rs.org.uk)
  • If the effect size you are interested in detecting is an absolute change of less than 2 (blue line), it will not be possible to power the experiment correctly. (nc3rs.org.uk)
  • This finding has important implications for any experiment where only extremely small samples such as single cell analyses or laser captured microdissected cells are available. (biomedcentral.com)
  • This variation occurs because the distribution of the virus is an unknown, there is always a level of uncertainty that any given sample will be truly representative of the entire seed lot. (cornell.edu)
  • 2009) believed that one of the most important surveys in metric estimations is the rate of uncertainty related to the period of data record (sample size), sample period (period of sampling) and sample overlap among stream gauge records. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Model uncertainty due to sampling and model selection, and its predictive ability, are explored statistically and spatially through the example of 100 models estimated in one study area and validated in a neighbouring area: depending on the study area and on sample size, the predicted probabilities for debris flow release differed, on average, by 7 to 23 percentage points. (nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net)
  • If the sample is too small: 2. (slideshare.net)
  • Reasonable prediction makes significant practical sense to stochastic and unstable time series analysis with small or limited sample size. (hindawi.com)
  • Sample sizes may be chosen in several different ways: experience - A choice of small sample sizes, though sometimes necessary, can result in wide confidence intervals or risks of errors in statistical hypothesis testing. (wikipedia.org)
  • I buy small gift bags from the dollar store and chock them full of various samples and other free stuff. (thriftyfun.com)
  • It was observed that upon introduction of a small amount of water (5%) into P 2 O 5 dried samples, for most samples, both absolute intensity of (200) reflection and its full width at half maximum declined. (usda.gov)
  • Size Small Aus. (ebay.com.au)
  • Therefore, one potential reason for the reported inconsistencies might be that sample size is usually very small in most tDCS studies (including those from our research group). (frontiersin.org)
  • nil-effects reported as an additional finding in papers with the actual focus on another, significant, effect, etc.), small sample size in tDCS research could lead to both under-and overestimation of tDCS efficacy. (frontiersin.org)
  • Actually you can draw some valid conclusions from the small sample sizes. (elsmar.com)
  • If you draw small samples from a process that has a very small error rate, the probability of finding a non-conformance is extremely small. (elsmar.com)
  • The current system is outdated in its methodology as all day live mediums like radio cannot he measured by diary method of recall and that too with such small samples. (exchange4media.com)
  • When I auto profile the sample Neat Video tells me the sample size is to small. (neatvideo.com)
  • An advantage for the individual user is the small fluid, e.g., blood sample required, which enables the user to avoid using finger tip sticks for samples. (google.com)
  • 1978), Hayes (1987), Peterman (1990b) and others have showed, type II error is mostly a big error, especially when the sample size is small. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • We find that if effects have i) low base probability, ii) small effect size or iii) low grant income per publication, then the rational (economically optimal) sample size is small. (arxiv.org)
  • Overall, the model describes a simple mechanism explaining both the prevalence and the persistence of small sample sizes, and is well suited for empirical validation. (arxiv.org)
  • April totals include March games, and Rest includes all games after May 31, though I'm omitting the early June 2008 data to avoid the distraction of a small sample size. (baseballprospectus.com)
  • The demonstrated method will prepare 96 samples in 96-well plate format for small to medium throughput laboratories. (selectscience.net)
  • If skin is intact and healthy, massage a small pearl sized amount into each heel then spread to the arch and ball of the foot. (purepro.com)
  • The Art of Hot Stone Reflexology DVD by Nature's Stones or The Art of Hot Stone Foot & Hand Massage DVD by Nature's Stones Add value to your healing treatments by reselling the small size to your clients to promote self care between visits. (purepro.com)
  • Extending these results to humans, however, is challenging due to the small size of needle biopsy samples. (nih.gov)
  • Statistics in Small Doses 9 - Does sample size matter? (nysora.com)
  • A sample size should be large enough to detect a difference (if there truly is a difference), but not so large that small clinically unimportant differences are detected. (nysora.com)
  • On the other hand, a study with a sample that is too small will be unable to detect clinically important effects. (nysora.com)
  • Next month, statistics in small doses will touch upon those factors that can influence sample size - might their appropriate use help your sample size? (nysora.com)
  • Readers can easily use the author's Excel tools for topic set size design based on the paired and two-sample t -tests, one-way ANOVA, and confidence intervals. (springer.com)
  • 2. Fixes a problem with the repeated measures ANOVA routine when solving for sample size of something other than the regular test statistic (e.g. n-Wilks Lambda or n-Pillai-Bartlett Trace). (ncss.com)
  • Also discussed is sample size determination for estimating parameters in a Bayesian setting by considering the posterior distribution of the parameter and specifying the necessary requirements. (worldcat.org)
  • Determining a statistically sufficient sample size is critical for market research. (kmpro.org)
  • using a confidence level, i.e. the larger the required confidence level, the larger the sample size (given a constant precision requirement). (wikipedia.org)
  • Larger sample sizes generally lead to increased precision when estimating unknown parameters. (wikipedia.org)
  • In some situations, the increase in precision for larger sample sizes is minimal, or even non-existent. (wikipedia.org)
  • Poorer techniques such as grab sampling often lead to many orders of magnitude greater error in both the accuracy and precision of the measurement. (horiba.com)
  • We present new results concerning probability distributions of times in the coalescence tree and expected allele frequencies for coalescent with large sample size. (diva-portal.org)
  • Qualitative research involves several key considerations and each one impacts the size of the research sample. (chron.com)
  • Geography impacts the research sample when the collection takes place in remote or rural areas. (chron.com)
  • Explore the power and sample-size methods introduced in Stata 14, including solving for power, sample size, and effect size for comparisons of means, proportions, correlations and variances. (timberlake.co.uk)
  • This paper outlines how to compute power and sample size in the simple case of unadjusted IORs. (mdpi.com)
  • How do we compute sample size fluctuations? (jiskha.com)
  • This paper presents simple formulas for computing power and sample size for IOR. (mdpi.com)
  • After plugging these three numbers into the Survey Sample Size Calculator, it conducts two survey sample size formulas for you and comes up with the appropriate number of responses. (fluidsurveys.com)
  • Specifically, assuming that a scientist's income derives only from 'positive' findings (positive publication bias) and that individual samples cost a fixed amount, allows to leverage basic statistical formulas into an economic optimality prediction. (arxiv.org)
  • Calculating the sample. (bmj.com)
  • The method used here is suitable for calculating sample sizes for studies that will be analysed by the log-rank test. (statsdirect.com)
  • Calculating the right sample size is crucial to gaining accurate information! (fluidsurveys.com)
  • 5 Steps for Calculating Sample Size. (kmpro.org)
  • Radio operators have long questioned the accuracy of the "diary methodology" that is currently being used to carry out the measurement as well as the overall sample size, which is just 480 individuals across 4 cities (Bangalore, Kolkata, Delhi and Mumbai). (exchange4media.com)
  • Fast sample preparation becomes especially important in relation to shorter measurement times expected in next-generation synchrotron sources. (iucr.org)
  • Although in general all shapes of samples can be examined, cylindrical shapes are preferable as the field of view remains equally filled at every angle and the sample thickness remains constant throughout the tomographic measurement. (iucr.org)
  • This is one of the biggest problems statisticians face in that they need to collect a sample, but the sample needs to be a good representation. (physicsforums.com)
  • Unfortunately, widespread misconceptions about sample size hurt not only statisticians, but also the quality of medical science generally. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The goal this month is to relate the importance of sample size as told by investigators and statisticians themselves. (nysora.com)
  • Generally, the rule of thumb is that the larger the sample size, the more statistically significant it is-meaning there's less of a chance that your results happened by coincidence. (surveymonkey.com)
  • We can't tell you how big a sip to take at a wine-tasting event, but when it comes to collecting data, Minitab Statistical Software's Power and Sample Size tools can tell you how much data you need to be sure about your results. (minitab.com)
  • In the upper part, a simulation can be prompted for a given sample size (number of subjects) by pressing "One Random Sample of Size N". By pressing the button "R Random Samples of Size N" samples are repeatedly generated and the distribution of the results per category are indicated using selected percentiles. (r-project.org)
  • Our results revealed that SPAEML was capable of detecting quantitative trait nucleotides (QTNs) at sample sizes as low as n = 300 and consistently specifying signals as additive and epistatic for larger sizes. (nature.com)
  • Although classical statistical significance tests are to some extent useful in information retrieval (IR) evaluation, they can harm research unless they are used appropriately with the right sample sizes and statistical power and unless the test results are reported properly. (springer.com)
  • But before you check it out, I wanted to give you a quick look at how your sample size can affect your results. (fluidsurveys.com)
  • Now that we know how both margins of error and confidence levels affect the accuracy of results, let's take a look at what happens when the sample size changes. (fluidsurveys.com)
  • The results induce recommendations on criterion selection when a certain sample size is given and help to judge what sample size is needed in order to guarantee an accurate decision based on a certain criterion respectively. (uni-muenchen.de)
  • the provision results in a great reduction in sample size over the combined years. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Under such circumstances-which are typical of early stages of introgression and therefore most important for conservation efforts-our results show that improved detection of nonnative alleles arises primarily from increasing the number of individuals sampled rather than increasing the number of genetic markers analyzed. (usgs.gov)
  • The accuracy of the 3D reconstruction results are influenced by samples size directly. (spie.org)
  • Type I error is essentially always set to be 0.05, and sample sizes producing power less than 80% are considered inadequate. (biomedcentral.com)
  • A simple two-spindle based lathe system for the preparation of cylindrical samples intended for X-ray tomography is presented. (iucr.org)
  • Since this lathe system easily yields near-cylindrical samples ideal for tomography, a usage for a wide variety of otherwise challenging specimens is anticipated, in addition to potential use as a time- and cost-saving tool prior to focused ion-beam milling. (iucr.org)
  • 1 ] had to exclude 85% of the FNA of breast cancer samples from further microarray analysis due to insufficient material. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The report provides revenue of the global capillary and venous blood sampling devices market for the period 2018-2030, considering 2019 as the base year and 2030 as the forecast year. (yahoo.com)
  • This approach allowed the researchers to analyze simultaneously the proteome, phosphoproteome and N-terminome of each platelet sample. (asbmb.org)
  • The approach will allow the researchers to interrogate more fully limited samples from Scott syndrome patients to look for spliced genes that might be producing low levels of anoctamin-6. (asbmb.org)
  • A comprehensive approach to sample size determination and power with applications for a variety of fields Sample Size Determination and Power features a modern introduction to the applicability of sample size determination and provides a variety of discussions on broad topics including epidemiology, microarrays, survival analysis and reliability, design of experiments, regression, and confidence intervals. (whsmith.co.uk)
  • This manuscript describes an automated gel size selection approach for purifying DNA fragments for next-generation sequencing. (jove.com)
  • In order to obtain useful maps, it should be reasonable to use a 30 × 30 km mesh size, or even larger, to build spatial variation maps of Pb, Sb and with more caution for Cu, Sr, Rb and Zn. (springer.com)
  • The instrument achieves 0.9 μm true spatial resolution with minimum achievable voxel size of 100 nm. (zeiss.com)
  • Capillary and Venous Blood Sampling Devices Market - Scope of the Report This report on the global capillary and venous blood sampling devices market studies the past as well as the current growth trends and opportunities to gain valuable insights of the indicators for the market during the forecast period from 2020 to 2030. (yahoo.com)
  • The report also provides the compound annual growth rate (CAGR %) of the global capillary and venous blood sampling devices market from 2020 to 2030. (yahoo.com)
  • Extensive secondary research involved reaching out to key players' product literature, annual reports, press releases, and relevant documents to understand the capillary and venous blood sampling devices market. (yahoo.com)
  • These serve as valuable tools for existing market players as well as for entities interested in participating in the global capillary and venous blood sampling devices market. (yahoo.com)
  • The report delves into the competitive landscape of the global capillary and venous blood sampling devices market.Key players operating in the global capillary and venous blood sampling devices market are identified and each one of these is profiled in terms of various attributes. (yahoo.com)
  • Company overview, financial standings, recent developments, and SWOT are the attributes of players in the global capillary and venous blood sampling devices market profiled in this report. (yahoo.com)
  • What is the sales/revenue generated by capillary and venous blood sampling devices across all regions during the forecast period? (yahoo.com)
  • What are the opportunities in the global capillary and venous blood sampling devices market? (yahoo.com)
  • The report analyzes the global capillary and venous blood sampling devices market in terms of product, application, end user, and region.Key segments under each criteria are studied at length, and the market share for each of these at the end of 2030 has also been provided. (yahoo.com)
  • When the observations are independent, this estimator has a (scaled) binomial distribution (and is also the sample mean of data from a Bernoulli distribution). (wikipedia.org)
  • This approximation has a functional form based on the binomial distribution, but with the number of individuals per sampling unit ( n ) replaced by a parameter ( v ) that has similar interpretation as, but is not the same as, the effective sample size ( n deff ) often used in survey sampling. (apsnet.org)
  • The choice of v was determined iteratively by finding a parameter value that allowed the zero term (probability that a sampling unit is disease free) of the binomial distribution to equal the zero term of the beta-binomial. (apsnet.org)
  • A sequence of hierarchical random effects logistic regression models was fitted to compare the performance of the full dataset-based and sample-based classifications. (igi-global.com)
  • Gail MH, Haneuse S. Power and sample size for multivariate logistic modeling of unmatched case-control studies . (cancer.gov)
  • By increasing the sample thickness, single projections commonly appear faded due to structural overlap in the third dimension which quickly reaches a level at which interpretation is no longer possible. (iucr.org)
  • Sample size and minor allele frequency had a major influence on SPAEML's ability to distinguish between additive and epistatic signals, while the number of markers tested did not. (nature.com)
  • It can be expected that the same parameters influence the sample size of biopsies in vivo. (springer.com)
  • The budget set aside for qualitative research is an important influence on the sample size. (chron.com)
  • Determination of sample size is considered as the basic aspect in scientific researches (Colosimo et al. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Pilot testing found that the decision aid provides a larger sample size than auditor sample size judgments without the aid. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Bootstrap Sample: Select a smaller sample from a larger sample with Bootstrapping. (kmpro.org)
  • The trade-off means qualitative data from fewer people or less data collected from a larger sample. (chron.com)
  • Even if you're a statistician, determining survey sample size can be tough. (surveymonkey.com)
  • PASS is a computer program for estimating sample size or determining the power of a statistical test or confidence interval. (wikipedia.org)
  • c) measuring a color change of the indicator and determining the concentration of the analyte in the sample. (google.com)
  • You can use Minitab's Power and Sample Size tools to make sure you collect enough data to conduct a reliable analysis, while avoiding wasting resources by collecting more data than you need. (minitab.com)
  • Minitab's Power and Sample Size tools help you balance your need for statistical power with the expense of gathering data by answering this question: How much data do you need? (minitab.com)
  • Timberlake Group Technical Director, Dr. George Naufal introduces insights to power and sample size in Stata. (timberlake.co.uk)
  • Stata 14 also allows you the freedom to add your own method to analyse power and sample size. (timberlake.co.uk)