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Determining sample size : balancing power, precision, and practicality

Author: Patrick Dattalo
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Series: Pocket guides to social work research methods.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text describes the following available approaches for estimating sample size in social work research and discusses their strengths and weaknesses: power analysis; heuristics or rules-of-thumb; confidence intervals; computer-intensive strategies; and ethical and cost considerations.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dattalo, Patrick.
Determining sample size.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007033289
(OCoLC)165957245
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Dattalo
ISBN: 9780198043089 0198043082 9780195315493 0195315499 9780199865475 0199865477
OCLC Number: 213465136
Description: 1 online resource (167 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Basic terms and concepts --
Statistical power analysis --
Confidence intervals: measures of precision --
Computer-intensive methods --
Additional considerations, recommendations, and conclusions --
Worked examples.
Series Title: Pocket guides to social work research methods.
Responsibility: Patrick Dattalo.

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This text describes the following available approaches for estimating sample size in social work research and discusses their strengths and weaknesses: power analysis; heuristics or rules-of-thumb; confidence intervals; computer-intensive strategies; and ethical and cost considerations.

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