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Two Experimental Settings in Clinical Trials: Predictive Criteria for Choosing the Sample Size in Interval Estimation

  • F. De Santis
  • M. Perone Pacifico

Abstract

Determination of the optimal sample size is a fundamental step in many statistical designs, especially relevant in biomedical studies and in all situations where data are difficult to collect.

Keywords

Posterior Distribution Posterior Density Interval Estimation Predictive Distribution Sample Size Determination 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. De Santis
    • 1
  • M. Perone Pacifico
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Statistica, Probabilità e Statistiche ApplicateUniversità di Roma “La Sapienza”Italy

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