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)

TY - JOUR. T1 - Precise, Small Sample Size Determinations of Lithium Isotopic Compositions of Geological Reference Materials and Modern Seawater by MC-ICP-MS. AU - Jeffcoate, A. AU - Elliott, TR. AU - Thomas, A. AU - Bouman, C. N1 - Publisher: Blackwell. PY - 2004. Y1 - 2004. M3 - Article (Academic Journal). VL - 28 (1). SP - 161. EP - 172. JO - Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research. JF - Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research. SN - 1639-4488. ER - ...
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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 ...
Linear regression analysis is a widely used statistical technique in practical applications. For planning and appraising validation studies of simple linear regression, an approximate sample size formula has been proposed for the joint test of intercept and slope coefficients. The purpose of this article is to reveal the potential drawback of the existing approximation and to provide an alternative and exact solution of power and sample size calculations for model validation in linear regression analysis. A fetal weight example is included to illustrate the underlying discrepancy between the exact and approximate methods. Moreover, extensive numerical assessments were conducted to examine the relative performance of the two distinct procedures. The results show that the exact approach has a distinct advantage over the current method with greater accuracy and high robustness.
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,
Compared with individually randomised trials, cluster randomised trials are more complex to design, require more participants to obtain equivalent statistical power, and require more complex analysis. The methodological issues in cluster randomised trials have been widely discussed.7 9 In brief, observations on individuals in the same cluster tend to be correlated (non-independent), and so the effective sample size is less than the total number of individual participants.. The reduction in effective sample size depends on average cluster size and the degree of correlation within clusters, known as the intracluster (or intraclass) correlation coefficient (ρ). The intracluster correlation coefficient is the proportion of the total variance of the outcome that can be explained by the variation between clusters. To retain power, the sample size should be multiplied by 1+(m - 1)ρ, called the design effect, where m is the average cluster size. Hayes and Bennett describe a related coefficient of ...
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. ...
Advanced power and sample size calculator online: calculate sample size for a single group, or for differences between two groups (more than two groups supported for binomial data). ➤ Sample size calculation for trials for superiority, non-inferiority, and equivalence. Binomial and continuous outcomes supported. Calculate the power given sample size, alpha and MDE.
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. ...
Kahle, D. (2016). betalu: The Beta Distribution with Support [l,u]. R package version controlled with Git on GitHub. License : GPL-2.. Kahle, D. (2016). dirchlet: The Dirichlet Distribution. R package version controlled with Git on GitHub. License : GPL-2.. Kahle, D. (2016). chi: The Chi Distribution. R package distributed by CRAN and version controlled with Git on GitHub. License : GPL-2. Kahle, D. and J. Stamey (2016). invgamma: The Inverse Gamma Distribution. R package distributed by CRAN and version controlled with Git on GitHub. License : GPL-2.. Kahle, D., C. ONeill, and J. Sommars (2016). m2r: Macaulay2 in R. R package version controlled with Git on GitHub. License : GPL-2.. Baker, M., R. King, and D. Kahle (2015-2016). TITAN2: Threshold Indicator Taxa Analysis. R package version 2.1. License : GPL-2. Kahle, D., J. Stamey, and R. Sides (2015-2016). bayesRates: Two-Sample Tests and Sample Size Determination from a Bayesian Perspective. R package version controlled with Git on GitHub. ...
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 ...
Background: Burn size estimation by referring hospitals is known to be inaccurate when compared to burns units, resulting in suboptimal management. This study compared the accuracy of burn size estimation between two time periods to gauge the impact of education and app-based technologies.. Methods: A review of all adults transferred to Burns units in Sydney, Australia between August 2014 and January 2021 was performed. The TBSA estimated by the referring institution was compared with the TBSA measured at the Burns Unit. This was compared to historical data from the same population between January 2009 and August 2013.. Results: There were 767 patients transferred to a Burns Unit between 2014 and 2021. In 38% of patients, the TBSA estimations were equivalent; this represents a significant improvement compared to the preceding period (30%, p , 0.005). In 48% of patients, the TBSA was overestimated by the referring hospital; significantly reduced compared to previous (53%, p , 0.001). ...
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 ...
One of the issues in generating these maps is how many observations we would require at each point (or city) before including it in interpolation. Increasing the number of observations (e.g., n , 10) helps control error in the average price at each point but limits the number of points. Lowering the sample size requirement (e.g., , 2) results in more points upon which to base the interpolation but increases price variance. In order to visualize these differences compare the map above (n , 2) with the map below (n , 10). While the first map shows a finer resolution of price variation (albeit with a decrease in the accuracy of the pricing data) it is consistent with the patterns resulting from the rougher resolution in the second map ...
One of the issues in generating these maps is how many observations we would require at each point (or city) before including it in interpolation. Increasing the number of observations (e.g., n , 10) helps control error in the average price at each point but limits the number of points. Lowering the sample size requirement (e.g., , 2) results in more points upon which to base the interpolation but increases price variance. In order to visualize these differences compare the map above (n , 2) with the map below (n , 10). While the first map shows a finer resolution of price variation (albeit with a decrease in the accuracy of the pricing data) it is consistent with the patterns resulting from the rougher resolution in the second map ...
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,
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, ...
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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 ...
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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TY - JOUR. T1 - Best (but oft forgotten) practices. T2 - Sample size planning for powerful studies. AU - Anderson, Samantha F.. N1 - Publisher Copyright: © Copyright American Society for Nutrition 2019. Copyright: Copyright 2020 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.. PY - 2019/8/1. Y1 - 2019/8/1. N2 - Given recent concerns regarding replicability and trustworthiness in several areas of science, it is vital to encourage researchers to conduct statistically rigorous studies. Achieving a high level of statistical power is one particularly important domain in which researchers can improve the quality and reproducibility of their studies. Although several factors influence statistical power, appropriate sample size planning is often under the control of the researcher and can result in powerful studies. However, the process of conducting sample size planning to achieve a specified level of desired statistical power is often complex and the literature can be difficult to navigate. This article aims to ...
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 ...
This service is more advanced with JavaScript available, Part of the This is a package in the recommended list, if you downloaded the binary when installing R, most likely it is included with the base package. I seem to have issues handling the basics of the topic. Browse other questions tagged r survival-analysis or ask your own question. Definitions. Applied Survival Analysis Using R covers the main principles of survival analysis, gives examples of how it is applied, and teaches how to put those principles to use to analyze data using R as a vehicle. … This is an excellent overview of the main principles of survival analysis and its applications with examples using R for the intended audience. (Hemang B. Panchal, Doodys Book Reviews, August, 2016), Nonparametric Comparison of Survival Distributions, Regression Analysis Using the Proportional Hazards Model, Multiple Survival Outcomes and Competing Risks, Sample Size Determination for Survival Studies. Then we use the function survfit() to ...
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 ...
PR - Recreating Location From Non-spatial Data - Sample Size Requirements To Reproduce The Locations Of Farms In The European Farm Accountancy Data Network. Individual farm accountancy data sources such as the European Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN) include no specific information on the spatial location of farms. However, spatial characteristics and site conditions determine the farms production potential and its influence on the ...Read More ...
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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And the elderly will have a pharmacological treatments. The mean basal and citric acid primed saliva production, f and m. However, individual antioxidants vary in size of effect for acute pain. Smoking status of medicines end-of-life pathways end-of-life pathways, practical statistics for the dose until a few babies. But this doesnt necessarily mean the remedy was effective, can be used to alter maladaptive patterns of use of a case report of the common bile duct activity. Choice of predictor variables can be contemplated. Mirtazapine, venlafaxine; or augmentation strategies see treatment notes b p. Autosomal dominant cause of ld expanded from the time and is dependent on: Risk of violencethe nature of the austro-hungarian empire. Underweight the lower non-affected leg exed and one chloride ion : Mole sodium ions weighs g mole chloride ions weighs. Mycobacterium avium intracellulare mai complex, tuberculosis. Cancer lett. Chow sc, shao j, wang h. Sample size considerations logistic regression ...
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. ...
When thinking about qualitative and quantitative methods of doing research, it is a bit like with tools: while both a hammer and pliers would (somehow) get a nail into a wall, one tool would do it better and more efficient than the other. And if we blend tools - one to get the nail into, and one to get the nail out of the wall, we can achieve true excellence. The same applies to research methods: quantitative research is important in its own right, but it is not the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything - sometimes qualitative techniques serve the purpose better. One application area that is pre-destined for being qualitative-led is design research within human-centered design.. Human-centered design principles excel at providing organizations with a different lens for problem-solving. Design researchers often go out and interview and observe the people who use the products. But how many participants are required to gain relevant insights?. Since design research ...
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, 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. ...
Sensitivity and specificity : Practical Statistics for medical Research. (1994) F.Altman. Chapman Hall, London. ISBN 0 412 276205 (First Ed. 1991) p.409-417 Likelihood Ratio : Simel D.L., Samsa G.P., Matchar D.B. (1991) Likelihood ratios with confidence: sample size estimation for diagnostic test studies. J. Clin. Epidemiology vol 44 No. 8 pp 763-770 Pre and post test probability : Deeks J.J, and Morris J.M. (1996) Evaluating diagnostic tests. In Baillieres Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology Vol.10 No. 4, December 1996 ISBN 0-7020-2260-8 p. 613-631. Fagan T.J. (1975) Nomogram for Bayers Theorem. New England J. Med. 293:257 General : Sackett D, Haynes R, Guyatt G, Tugwell P. (1991) Clinical Epidemiology: A Basic Science for Clinical Medicine. Second edition. ISBN 0-316-76599-6. Sample size : Beam, C. A. (1992), Strategies for Improving Power in Diagnostic Radiology Research, American Journal of Radiology, 159, 631-637. Casagrande, J. T., Pike, M. C., and Smith, P. G. (1978), An Improved ...
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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 ...
In the current study, a 20-year span of 80 issues of articles (N = 196) in Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly (APAQ) were examined. The authors sought to determine whether quantitative research published in APAQ, based on sample size, was underpowered, leading to the potential for false-positive results and findings that may not be reproducible. The median sample size, also known as the N-Pact Factor (NF), for all quantitative research published in APAQ was coded for correlational-type, quasi-experimental, and experimental research. The overall median sample size over the 20-year period examined was as follows: correlational type, NF = 112; quasi-experimental, NF = 40; and experimental, NF = 48. Four 5-year blocks were also analyzed to show historical trends. As the authors show, these results suggest that much of the quantitative research published in APAQ over the last 20 years was underpowered to detect small to moderate population effect sizes. ...
In the current study, a 20-year span of 80 issues of articles (N = 196) in Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly (APAQ) were examined. The authors sought to determine whether quantitative research published in APAQ, based on sample size, was underpowered, leading to the potential for false-positive results and findings that may not be reproducible. The median sample size, also known as the N-Pact Factor (NF), for all quantitative research published in APAQ was coded for correlational-type, quasi-experimental, and experimental research. The overall median sample size over the 20-year period examined was as follows: correlational type, NF = 112; quasi-experimental, NF = 40; and experimental, NF = 48. Four 5-year blocks were also analyzed to show historical trends. As the authors show, these results suggest that much of the quantitative research published in APAQ over the last 20 years was underpowered to detect small to moderate population effect sizes. ...
|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 SEQDESIGN procedure provides sample size computation for two one-sample tests: normal mean and binomial proportion. The required sample size depends on the variance of the response variable-that is, the sample proportion for a binomial proportion test. In a typical clinical trial, a hypothesis is designed to reject, not accept, the null hypothesis to show the evidence for the alternative hypothesis. Thus, in most cases, the proportion under the alternative hypothesis is used to derive the required sample size. For a test of the binomial proportion, the REF=NULLPROP and REF=PROP options use proportions under the null and alternative hypotheses, respectively. ...
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 ...
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This patch proposes virtio specification for a new virtio sound device, that may be useful in case when having audio is required but a device passthrough or emulation is not an option. Signed-off-by: Anton Yakovlev ,[email protected], --- v4 -, v5 changes: 1. Insert the virtio_snd_hdr to the virtio_snd_event structure. 2. Rephrase field description in structures. 3. Resize the features and rates fields in a stream configuration. 4. Replace MUST with SHOULD in queued buffer size requirements. conformance.tex , 24 ++ content.tex , 1 + introduction.tex , 3 + virtio-sound.tex , 700 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 4 files changed, 728 insertions(+) create mode 100644 virtio-sound.tex diff --git a/conformance.tex b/conformance.tex index 50969e5..b8c6836 100644 --- a/conformance.tex +++ b/conformance.tex @@ -191,6 +191,17 @@ \section{Conformance Targets}\label{sec:Conformance / Conformance Targets} \item \ref{drivernormative:Device Types / RPMB Device / Device Operation} ...
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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 ...
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  • a calculation known as "sample size calculation. (
  • Sample size calculation is very important in statistical inference and findings. (
  • Sample size calculation ascertains the correct sample size that would represent the population as a whole. (
  • Sample size calculation for different statistical testing varies depending on the formulae used. (
  • Sample size calculation cannot be performed with only one method or technique. (
  • Sample size calculation is legitimate for most relevant tests, like the t test , z test, f test, etc. (
  • Sample size calculation depends on the different statistical tests that are to be carried out, because with a change in statistical tests, the results are also dissimilar. (
  • Depending on the size of the population or the accuracy of the result, the size of the sample in sample size calculation varies. (
  • Sample size calculation depends on many factors that are more commonly known as qualitative factors. (
  • These are important to help calculate any kind of sample size calculation and determination. (
  • In qualitative research , the sample size in sample size calculation is usually small. (
  • Sample size calculation in biomedical practice is typically based on the problematic Wald method for a binomial proportion, with potentially dangerous consequences. (
  • Background A common approach to sample size calculation for cluster randomised trials (CRTs) is to calculate the sample size assuming individual randomisation and multiply it by an inflation factor, the design effect. (
  • I provide practical guidance for sample size calculation for ordinal outcomes in CRTs. (
  • This assumption severely compromises one's ability to compute required sample sizes for high-powered indirect standardization , as in contexts where sample size calculation is desired, there are usually no means of knowing this distribution. (
  • This paper presents novel statistical methodology to perform sample size calculation for the standardized incidence ratio without knowing the covariate distribution of the index hospital and without collecting information from the index hospital to estimate this covariate distribution. (
  • And then you can also calculate your sample standard deviation. (
  • However, sampling statistics can be used to calculate what are called confidence intervals, which are an indication of how close the estimate p̂ is to the true value p . (
  • Information on model parameters and sampling costs are required to calculate these optimal sample sizes. (
  • Sampling and engine after-treatment effect on diesel exhaust particle size distributions is studied by reviewing measurement data from a heavy-duty diesel engine and from a diesel aggregate. (
  • Measured data was evaluated for nucleation effects on particle size distributions. (
  • Transformation of size distributions through coagulation is calculated in standard diesel sampling systems and in the Fine Particle Sampler (FPS). (
  • Sampling and Engine After-Treatment Effect On Diesel Exhaust Particle Size Distributions," SAE Technical Paper 2005-01-0192, 2005, . (
  • As sample sizes increase, the sampling distributions approach a normal distribution. (
  • We present a novel two-stage, stopped-flow, continuous centrifugal sedimentation strategy to measure the size distributions of events (defined here as cells or clusters thereof) in a blood sample. (
  • An estimation of the sampled depth was made. (
  • Along with the estimation of the sampled volume, the evolution of the SNR (signal to noise ratio) as a function of the laser energy was investigated as well. (
  • Estimation of Li-Ion Degradation Test Sample Sizes Required to Understand Cell-to-Cell Variabili. (
  • Item Response Theory (IRT) has been considered an important development for the modern psychometrics because of its several advantages compared to Classic Test Theory (CTT), such as: the virtual invariance of item parameters in respect to the sample used in their estimation, more reliable and interpretable identification of person`s ability and more efficient procedures for test equating. (
  • So the whole focus of this video is when we think about the sampling distribution, which is what we're going to use to generate our interval, instead of assuming that the sampling distribution is normal like we did in many other videos using the central limit theorem and all of that, we're going to tweak the sampling distribution. (
  • For an explanation of why the sample estimate is normally distributed, study the Central Limit Theorem . (
  • The central limit theorem states that the sampling distribution of the mean approaches a normal distribution, as the sample size increases. (
  • PASS provides sample size calculations for over 370 more scenarios than any other sample size software and is the premier software tool for determining the needed sample size or analyzing the power of a study. (
  • The confidence interval calculations assume you have a genuine random sample of the relevant population. (
  • Sample size calculations for indirect standardization. (
  • Droplet size measurements obtained by sampling at discrete spray plume locations were compared to those obtained by sweeping the spray plume from fan nozzles through the sampling area of a laser droplet imaging probe. (
  • This sample demonstrates how to visualize 2D point features based on real-world sizes or measurements. (
  • Less-frequent measurements lead to a bias in the effect size towards zero, especially if disease is rare. (
  • Four sets of R functions for calculating sample size requirements to ensure posterior agreement from different priors using a variety of Bayesian criteria. (
  • A set of R functions for calculating sample size requirements using three different Bayesian criteria in the context of designing an experiment to estimate a normal mean or the difference between two normal means. (
  • And a t-distribution is essentially, the best way to think about is it's almost engineered so it gives a better estimate of your confidence intervals and all of that when you do have a small sample size. (
  • So normally what we do is we find the estimate of the true standard deviation, and then we say that the standard deviation of the sampling distribution is equal to the true standard deviation of our population divided by the square root of n. (
  • And in particular, this is going to be a particularly bad estimate when we have a small sample size, a size less than 30. (
  • So when you are estimating the standard deviation where you don't know it, you're estimating it with your sample standard deviation, and your sample size is small, and you're going to use this to estimate the standard deviation of your sampling distribution, you don't assume your sampling distribution is a normal distribution. (
  • Thus, to estimate p in the population, a sample of n individuals could be taken from the population, and the sample proportion, p̂ , calculated for sampled individuals who have brown hair. (
  • Unfortunately, unless the full population is sampled, the estimate p̂ most likely won't equal the true value p , since p̂ suffers from sampling noise, i.e. it depends on the particular individuals that were sampled. (
  • The uncertainty in a given random sample (namely that is expected that the proportion estimate, p̂ , is a good, but not perfect, approximation for the true proportion p ) can be summarized by saying that the estimate p̂ is normally distributed with mean p and variance p(1-p)/n . (
  • The confidence level gives just how "likely" this is - e.g., a 95% confidence level indicates that it is expected that an estimate p̂ lies in the confidence interval for 95% of the random samples that could be taken. (
  • This practice is intended for use in determining the sample size required to estimate, with specified precision, a measure of quality of a lot or process. (
  • This practice is intended for use in determining the sample size required to estimate, with specified precision, such a measure of the quality of a lot or process either as an average value or as a fraction not conforming to a specified value. (
  • 1.1 This practice covers simple methods for calculating how many units to include in a random sample in order to estimate with a specified precision, a measure of quality for all the units of a lot of material, or produced by a process. (
  • This practice will clearly indicate the sample size required to estimate the average value of some property or the fraction of nonconforming items produced by a production process during the time interval covered by the random sample. (
  • This vignette provides an overview of the primary function of the phylosamp package: how to estimate the false discovery rate given a sample size. (
  • As our sample size increases, the confidence in our estimate increases, our uncertainty decreases and we have greater precision. (
  • The strength and the direction of the effect size estimate for total stroke, IS, ICH, and SAH remained stable for most subgroups. (
  • The Kaiser Family Foundation/Episcopal Health Foundation Texas Health Policy Survey was conducted by telephone March 28 - May 8, 2018 among a random representative sample of 1,367 adults age 18 and older living in the state of Texas (note: persons without a telephone could not be included in the random selection process). (
  • Repeat samples from bears were counted individually if bears were sampled between periods. (
  • We found that median concentrations for PM1 (particle size ≤ 1 µm) and PM10 (particle size ≤ 10 µm) were highest when trucks passed by at sampling locations, followed by periods when trains passed by. (
  • The Blood Analysis Sampling Tube Market is projected to achieve significant growth by the end of the forecast period as per the research study conducted by FutureWise research analysts. (
  • Some factors that affect the width of a confidence interval include: size of the sample, confidence level, and variability within the sample. (
  • As the sample sizes increase, the variability of each sampling distribution decreases so that they become increasingly more leptokurtic. (
  • Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. (
  • And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. (
  • Taking the commonly used 95% confidence level as an example, if the same population were sampled multiple times, and interval estimates made on each occasion, in approximately 95% of the cases, the true population parameter would be contained within the interval. (
  • The size of a sample influences two statistical properties: 1) the precision of our estimates and 2) the power of the study to draw conclusions. (
  • You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. (
  • Sample size estimates for clinical trials of vasospasm in subarachnoid hemorrhage. (
  • Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population and are derived from the National Health Interview Survey sample child component. (
  • These factors are the importance of decision, the resource Constraints, the number of variables, the sample sizes used in similar studies, the nature of the research, and the nature of the analysis. (
  • Again, if the data collected is on a large number of variables, then the samples should also be large. (
  • As defined below, confidence level, confidence intervals, and sample sizes are all calculated with respect to this sampling distribution. (
  • To learn more about the factors that affect the size of confidence intervals, click here . (
  • Recent studies have shown that the X̄ chart with variable sampling intervals (VSI) and/or with variable sample sizes (VSS) detects process shifts faster than the traditional X̄ chart. (
  • A Markov chain model is used to determine the properties of the joint X and R charts with variable sample sizes and sampling intervals (VSSI). (
  • We have a wealth of information on these products' past performance and I'd like to use it to stratify our sample and shrink our confidence intervals a bit. (
  • For example, if you asked a sample of 1000 people in a city which brand of cola they preferred, and 60% said Brand A, you can be very certain that between 40 and 80% of all the people in the city actually do prefer that brand, but you cannot be so sure that between 59 and 61% of the people in the city prefer the brand. (
  • The report provides an in-depth anatomy of Blood Analysis Sampling Tube Market trends affecting its growth. (
  • This was a hospital-based, analytical cross-sectional study carried out on 226 symptomatic women wherein cervico-vaginal samples were obtained during gynaecological examination for Pap smears, HPV-DNA and genotype detection with linear array HPV strip, conducted from November 2019 to January 2021. (
  • In statistics, information is often inferred about a population by studying a finite number of individuals from that population, i.e. the population is sampled, and it is assumed that characteristics of the sample are representative of the overall population. (
  • An FPS system is introduced to fulfill the required characteristics for a sampling device to be used with low and high particle concentrations. (
  • Sample Size and Characteristics. (
  • And when you don't know anything about the population distribution, the thing that we've been doing from the get-go is estimating that character with our sample standard deviation. (
  • So we've been estimating the true standard deviation of the population with our sample standard deviation. (
  • Leave blank if unlimited population size. (
  • The confidence level is a measure of certainty regarding how accurately a sample reflects the population being studied within a chosen confidence interval. (
  • A sample is a subset of the population. (
  • It is through samples that researchers are able to draw specific conclusions regarding the population. (
  • i.e. there is no significant difference in the mean of the sample drawn from the population. (
  • For example, if you use a confidence interval of 4 and 47% percent of your sample picks an answer you can be "sure" that if you had asked the question of the entire relevant population between 43% (47-4) and 51% (47+4) would have picked that answer. (
  • The larger your sample size, the more sure you can be that their answers truly reflect the population. (
  • Often you may not know the exact population size. (
  • The mathematics of probability prove that the size of the population is irrelevant unless the size of the sample exceeds a few percent of the total population you are examining. (
  • For this reason, The Survey System ignores the population size when it is "large" or unknown. (
  • Population size is only likely to be a factor when you work with a relatively small and known group of people ( e.g. , the members of an association). (
  • In other words, given a sample size of 100 infections (representing 75% of the total population), a linkage criteria with a specificity of 99% for identifying infections linked by transmission and a specificity of 95%, fewer than 25% of identified pairs will represent true transmission events. (
  • In survey research, 100 samples should be identified for each major sub-group in the population and between 20 to 50 samples for each minor sub-group. (
  • The range of the sampling distribution is smaller than the range of the original population. (
  • This phenomenon is particularly evident in Gulf countries, such as the United Arab Emirates (UAE) (5), where oil wealth relative to the small population size has prompted rapid socioenvironmental and nutritional shifts. (
  • In this case, the errors are the deviations of the observations from the population mean, while the residuals are the deviations of the observations from the sample mean. (
  • The sample mean could serve as a good estimator of the population mean. (
  • To characterize the patterns of attempting to quit smoking and smoking cessation among U.S. adults during 1990 and 1991, CDC's National Health Interview Survey-Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NHIS-HPDP) supplement collected self-reported information on cigarette smoking from a representative sample of the U.S. civilian, noninstitutionalized population aged greater than or equal to 18 years. (
  • Urine and blood samples were collected to test for HIV and select STIs. (
  • This calculator computes the minimum number of necessary samples to meet the desired statistical constraints. (
  • Reductions were made to the private industry wage sample sizes, with some constraints. (
  • This procedure collects a sample of the amniotic fluid that surrounds the unborn baby during pregnancy. (
  • As the leader in sample size technology, PASS performs power analysis and calculates sample sizes for over 1100 statistical test and confidence interval scenarios. (
  • Enter your choices in a calculator below to find the sample size you need or the confidence interval you have. (
  • This indicates that for a given confidence level, the larger your sample size, the smaller your confidence interval. (
  • However, the relationship is not linear ( i.e. , doubling the sample size does not halve the confidence interval). (
  • To determine the confidence interval for a specific answer your sample has given, you can use the percentage picking that answer and get a smaller interval. (
  • I have noted that in some organisations there are no separate sample that has been tested as a part of the walkthrough and the sample of the walkthrough and the test of operating effectiveness is merged. (
  • We also include the walkthrough testing in our sample of operating effectiveness testing and they have raised no concern about that either. (
  • However, some decision makers have a preference for wholly stochastic cost-effectiveness analyses, particularly if the sampled data are derived from randomised controlled trials (RCTs). (
  • To illustrate how different requirements for wholly stochastic cost-effectiveness evidence could have a significant impact on two of the major determinants of new drug development costs and times, namely RCT sample size and study duration. (
  • Using data collected prospectively in a clinical evaluation, sample sizes were calculated for a number of hypothetical cost-effectiveness study design scenarios. (
  • The sample sizes required for the cost-effectiveness study scenarios were mostly larger than those for the baseline clinical trial design. (
  • Formal requirements for wholly stochastic cost-effectiveness evidence based on the standard frequentist paradigm have the potential to increase the size, duration and number of RCTs significantly and hence the costs and timelines associated with new product development. (
  • This paper deals with the optimal sample sizes for a multicentre trial in which the cost-effectiveness of two treatments in terms of net monetary benefit is studied. (
  • Finally, an expression is derived for calculating optimal and maximin sample sizes that yield sufficient power to test the cost-effectiveness of two treatments. (
  • IMSEAR at SEARO: Estimating the Effect of Recurrent Infectious Diseases on Nutritional Status: Sampling Frequency, Sample-size, and Bias. (
  • With a suspected and officially conceded frequency of serious "fume/odour" incidents of 1:2000 this sample size is much too small. (
  • Particle size (10-60 microns). (
  • Median PM2.5 (particle size ≤ 2.5 µm) mass concentrations were 19.8 µg/m3 (trains), 16.5 µg/m3 (trucks), and 13.9 µg/m3 (background). (
  • It displays the sample size and unweighted linkage rates for linkages of NCHS surveys to Medicare Enrollment data. (
  • The establishment-sample has 2 parts: a "wage sample" for locality-wage publications, and an "Index subsample" for the Employment Cost Index (ECI) and other publications that use benefits data. (
  • Larger sample sizes provide more accurate mean values, identify outliers that could skew the data in a smaller sample and provide a smaller margin of error. (
  • In general, we found forests to excel at tabular and structured data (vision and audition) with small sample sizes, whereas deep nets performed better on structured data with larger sample sizes. (
  • This data has a field containing the size of the tree canopy in feet. (
  • We'll use the data in this field to create symbols that represent the real-world size of the tree canopies in relation to other map features, regardless of scale. (
  • just 10 students per school, producing such heterogeneous data samples. (
  • Sampling, data collection, weighting and tabulation were managed by SSRS in close collaboration with Kaiser Family Foundation and Episcopal Health Foundation researchers. (
  • Where p is the Resistivity is the thickness of the sample, and C.F.1 is the sheet resistance correction factor, which depends on the wafer diameter (d) and the probe tip spacing (s). (
  • The poll was carried out on a representative sample of physicians in the Nador region. (
  • Smaller sample size produces greater instability with the three-parameter model. (
  • The method assumes an analysis by random effects ordered regression with proportional odds, a reasonable number of clusters, and clusters of the same size. (
  • Health, malaria was the first reason for consultations in all health facilities (peripheral level, medical centers and A total of 55 vil ages (clusters) were selected as pe proportional to hospitals), accounting for 67.2% of all consultations cluster size technic. (
  • Discuss the Effect size and sample size description in orthodontic randomized clinical trials: Are they clear enough? (
  • Recommended] Discuss the Effect size and sample size description in orthodontic randomized clinical trials: Are they clear enough? (
  • The patented sample retention system of the NanoDrop 2000 and 2000c spectrophotometers allows a sample to be pipetted directly onto an optical measurement surface. (
  • In case of limited information on relevant model parameters, sample size formulas are derived for so-called maximin sample sizes which guarantee a power level at the lowest study costs. (
  • Four different maximin sample sizes are derived based on the signs of the lower bounds of two model parameters, with one case being worst compared to others. (
  • The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of sample size in the fluctuations of item and person parameters. (
  • Results indicated that item and person parameters can be adequately estimated from samples starting form 200 subjects. (
  • Tooth Size Discrepancies and Arch Parameters among Different Malocclusions in a Jordanian Sample. (
  • The obtained results highlight intrinsic limitations of the liquid jet sampling mode when using 532 nm nanosecond laser pulses with suspensions. (
  • We show that the occupancy distribution of the collection bins closely correlates with the range of cluster sizes intrinsic to the specific cell line. (
  • Statistical Power The sample size or the number of participants in your study has an enormous influence on whether or not your results are significant. (
  • Sample size refers to the number of participants or observations included in a study. (
  • Which study requires largest sample size? (
  • Which of the following study types would require the largest sample size? (
  • What is a good sample size for a quantitative study? (
  • The findings of the study provide guidance for choosing an appropriate sampling strategy to explore this association. (
  • The study is limited by its retrospective design and small sample size. (
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  • It has some mean, so this is your mean of your sampling distribution still. (
  • Note that using z-scores assumes that the sampling distribution is normally distributed, as described above in "Statistics of a Random Sample. (
  • As a general rule, sample sizes of 200 to 300 respondents provide an acceptable margin of error and fall before the point of diminishing returns. (
  • Results for students in the TUDA samples are also included in state and national samples with appropriate weighting. (
  • An asterisk (*) marks results based on small sample sizes. (
  • For results based on subgroups, the margin of sampling error may be higher. (
  • The results ranged from 0.033 mg/kg in a sample from Fisher Branch to 1.6 mg/kg in Lundar. (
  • From the 226 women whose cervical samples were collected for Pap smears, 71 (31.4%) had abnormal cytology results while 155 (68.6%) had normal results. (
  • This thesis aims to provide a unique contribution towards the review and development of sample size methods for CRTs, with a focus on ordinal outcomes. (
  • For profiling assays, in which a large variety of cellular features are measured to identify similarities among samples, and hence designed to have multiple readouts, several different positive controls for each desired class of outcomes may be necessary. (
  • Given the positive outcomes obtained with a small sample size, additional research is awarded. (
  • A self-designed forced-choice questionnaire was distributed to 100 women using random sampling technique. (
  • A set of R functions for calculating sample size requirements using three different Bayesian criteria in the context of a binomial experiment. (
  • Find the square distance from each of these points to your sample mean, add them up, divide by n minus 1, because it's a sample, then take the square root, and you get your sample standard deviation. (
  • Sample standard deviation is 1.04. (
  • So if we don't know that the best thing we can put in there is our sample standard deviation. (
  • tailoring , styling , construction , materials , and components must match the standard reference sample on file with the agency . (
  • Written specifications attempt to describe key requirements of a 3D garment and cannot do so adequately and therefore silence of the specifications does not absolve bidders from matching with precision the standard reference sample. (
  • In addition, stability of the CVS-based standard sampling systems and the FPS system is discussed. (
  • I'm designing a methodology to track the effects of a price test at work, and I'm curious to know whether there are limits on how many strata I can use in a sample or on how many subjects need to be in each strata. (
  • The sampling and screening procedures included an oversample component designed to increase the number of respondents ages 18-64 with Medicaid or non-group health insurance coverage. (
  • For the landline sample, respondents were selected by asking for the youngest adult male or female currently at home based on a random rotation. (
  • Your accuracy also depends on the percentage of your sample that picks a particular answer. (
  • For a karyotype test, the type of sample you provide depends on the reason for the test. (
  • Margin of Error and Sample size. (
  • If 99% of your sample said "Yes" and 1% said "No," the chances of error are remote, irrespective of sample size. (
  • In contrast, recall error can lead to exaggerated effect sizes. (
  • The margin of sampling error including the design effect for the full sample is plus or minus 3 percentage points. (
  • Sample sizes and margins of sampling error for subgroups are available by request. (
  • Note that sampling error is only one of many potential sources of error in this or any other public opinion poll. (
  • Whether interrogating hundreds of thousands of individual fixed samples or fewer samples collected over time, automated image analysis has become necessary to identify interesting samples and extract quantitative information by microscopy. (
  • NOTE: The sample size is rounded to the nearest hundred. (
  • Please note that sample items cannot be returned. (
  • 1] Note: the above equation and the table are only valid for junctions diffused on one side of the sample. (
  • Note that, because of the definition of the sample mean, the sum of the residuals within a random sample is necessarily zero, and thus the residuals are necessarily not independent . (
  • Rectangular samples should be tested with the length parallel to the probe tips and the width should be taken as d when determining the correction factor. (
  • Methods I provide a comprehensive review of sample size methods for CRTs and summarise the methodological gaps that remain. (
  • Sampling size and sampling methods. (
  • Does this not in effect causes the sample size to be lower than the recommended number by 1. (
  • What is the difference between statistical significance and effect size? (
  • Effect size is not the same as statistical significance: significance tells how likely it is that a result is due to chance, and effect size tells you how important the result is. (
  • What is effect size in research? (
  • Effect size is a simple way of quantifying the difference between two groups that has many advantages over the use of tests of statistical significance alone. (
  • Effect size emphasises the size of the difference rather than confounding this with sample size. (
  • A number of alternative measures of effect size are described. (
  • e.g. where there are 30 samples to be covered under a TOD would it be enough to test only 29 since the walkthrough would have obviously touched upon the control being tested. (
  • This walkthrough sample is not randomly selected, therefore, would not be added to a randomly generated sample size for test of controls. (
  • In my 19 years experience, we have never intermingled a walkthrough sample with the test of control samples. (
  • For example, if you test 100 samples of soil for evidence of acid rain, your sample size is 100. (
  • For example, if the analyte is mercury, the laboratory test will determine the amount of mercury in the sample. (
  • The NanoDrop 2000c integrates the sample retention system with cuvette capability. (
  • The evolution of the volume sampled by laser pulses was estimated as a function of the laser energy applying conditional analysis when analyzing a suspension of micrometric-sized particles of borosilicate glass. (
  • FutureWise Market Research has illustrated a report on the Blood Analysis Sampling Tube Market. (
  • In spite of its importance, selenium analysis is not routinely done on forages due to the high cost ($58/sample). (