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Resampling-based software for estimating optimal sample size

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Resampling-based software for estimating optimal sample size
The SISSI program implements a novel approach for the estimation of the optimal sample size in experimental data collection. It provides avisual evaluation system of sample size determination, derived from a resampling-based procedure (namely, jackknife). The approach is based on intensive use of the sample data by systematically taking sub-samples of the original data set, and calculating mean and standard deviation for each of subsamples. This approach overcomes the typical limitations of conventional methods, requiring data-matching statistical assumptions. Visual, easyto-interpret provisions are supplied to display the variation of means and standard deviations as size of generated samples increases. An automatic option for identiļ¬cation of optimal sample size is given, targeted at the size for which the rate of change of means becomes negligible. Alternatively, a manual option can be applied. An ideal application of SISSI is in supporting the collection of plant and soil sample...
Roberto Confalonieri, Marco Acutis, Gianni Bellocc
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Updated 13 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2007
Where ENVSOFT
Authors Roberto Confalonieri, Marco Acutis, Gianni Bellocchi, Giampiero Genovese
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