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`ARsens.power`

computes the power of sensitivity analysis, which is based on an extension of Anderson-Rubin (1949) test and allows IV be possibly invalid within a certain range.

```
ARsens.power(n, k, beta, gamma, Zadj_sq, sigmau, sigmav, rho,
alpha = 0.05, deltarange = deltarange, delta = NULL)
```

`n` |
Sample size. |

`k` |
Number of exogenous variables. |

`beta` |
True causal effect minus null hypothesis causal effect. |

`gamma` |
Regression coefficient for effect of instruments on treatment. |

`Zadj_sq` |
Variance of instruments after regressed on the observed variables. |

`sigmau` |
Standard deviation of potential outcome under control (structural error for y). |

`sigmav` |
Standard deviation of error from regressing treatment on instruments. |

`rho` |
Correlation between u (potential outcome under control) and v (error from regressing treatment on instrument). |

`alpha` |
Significance level. |

`deltarange` |
Range of sensitivity allowance. A numeric vector of length 2. |

`delta` |
True value of sensitivity parameter when calculating the power. Usually take delta = 0 for the favorable situation or delta = NULL for unknown delta. |

Power of sensitivity analysis for the proposed study, which extends the Anderson-Rubin (1949) test with possibly invalid IV. The power formula is derived in Jiang, Small and Zhang (2015).

Yang Jiang, Hyunseung Kang, and Dylan Small

Anderson, T.W. and Rubin, H. (1949), Estimation of the parameters of a single equation in a complete system of stochastic equations, Annals of Mathematical Statistics, 20, 46-63.

Wang, X., Jiang, Y., Small, D. and Zhang, N (2017), Sensitivity analysis and power for instrumental variable studies, (under review of Biometrics).

See also `ivmodel`

for details on the instrumental variables model.

```
# Assume we calculate the power of sensitivity analysis in a study with
# one IV (l=1) and the only exogenous variable is the intercept (k=1).
# Suppose the difference between the null hypothesis and true causal
# effect is 1 (beta=1).
# The sample size is 250 (n=250), the IV variance is .25 (Zadj_sq =.25).
# The standard deviation of potential outcome is 1(sigmau= 1).
# The coefficient of regressing IV upon exposure is .5 (gamma= .5).
# The correlation between u and v is assumed to be .5 (rho=.5).
# The standard deviation of first stage error is .4 (sigmav=.4).
# The significance level for the study is alpha = .05.
# power of sensitivity analysis under the favorable situation,
# assuming the range of sensitivity allowance is (-0.1, 0.1)
ARsens.power(n=250, k=1, beta=1, gamma=.5, Zadj_sq=.25, sigmau=1,
sigmav=.4, rho=.5, alpha = 0.05, deltarange=c(-0.1, 0.1), delta=0)
# power of sensitivity analysis with unknown delta,
# assuming the range of sensitivity allowance is (-0.1, 0.1)
ARsens.power(n=250, k=1, beta=1, gamma=.5, Zadj_sq=.25, sigmau=1,
sigmav=.4, rho=.5, alpha = 0.05, deltarange=c(-0.1, 0.1))
```

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