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aipe.smdR Documentation

Sample size planning for the standardized mean different from the accuracy in parameter estimation approach


A set of functions that ss.aipe.smd calls upon to calculate the appropriate sample size for the standardized mean difference such that the expected value of the confidence interval is sufficiently narrow.


ss.aipe.smd.full(delta, conf.level, width, ...)
ss.aipe.smd.lower(delta, conf.level, width, ...)
ss.aipe.smd.upper(delta, conf.level, width, ...)



the population value of the standardized mean difference


the desired degree of confidence (i.e., 1-Type I error rate)


desired width of the specified (i.e., Lower, Upper, Full) region of the confidence interval


specify additional parameters in functions these functions call upon



The necessary sample size per group in order to satisfy the specified goals.


The returned value is the sample size per group. Currently only ss.aipe.smd.full returns the exact value. However, ss.aipe.smd.lower and ss.aipe.smd.upper provide approximate sample size values.


The function ss.aipe.smd is the function users should generally use. The function ss.aipe.smd calls upon these functions as needed. They can be thought of loosely as internal MBESS functions.


Ken Kelley (University of Notre Dame; KKelley@ND.Edu)


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