Note that these values are taken from the standard normal (Z-) distribution. The area between each z* value and the negative of that z* value is the confidence percentage (approximately). For example, the area between z*= and z=- is approximately . Hence this chart can be expanded to other confidence percentages as well. The chart shows only the confidence percentages most commonly used.

Note that if you asked 300,000 New Yorkers and 300,000 Kansans, the result would likely be statistically significant even if the difference between the group was only a penny. The t-test’s effect size complements its statistical significance, describing the magnitude of the difference, whether or not the difference is statistically significant.

Set up the hypotheses for the consumer advocate, described above. Specify whether it is a left-tailed test, right-tailed test, or a two-tailed test.

Definitions Sample size: The number of patients or experimental units required for the trial. Power: The probability that a clinical trial will have a significant ...

When the distribution of the response variable is skewed, the population median may be a more meaningful measure of centrality than the population mean, and when the population distribution of the response variable has heavy tails, the sample median may be a more efficient estimator of centrality than the sample mean. The authors propose a confidence interval for a general linear function of population medians. Linear functions have many important special cases including pairwise comparisons, main effects, interaction effects, simple main effects, curvature, and slope. The confidence interval can be used to test 2-sided directional hypotheses and finite interval hypotheses. Sample size formulas are given for both interval estimation and hypothesis testing problems.

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Definitions Sample size: The number of patients or experimental units required for the trial. Power: The probability that a clinical trial will have a significant ...