sampling

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    Minimum stata sample size in stratification?

    Hi, I'm designing a methodology to track the effects of a price test at work, and I'm curious to know whether there are limits on how many strata I can use in a sample or on how many subjects need to be in each strata. For context, we're taking about 80-120 products (the exact number will...
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    A question about sampling

    Consider two probability distributions, A and B. A has greater variance than B, but A and B have equal means. We are not told anything about their skewness or kurtosis, these can be different for A and B (A might have fat tails or be skewed, while B might be likewise or may different all...
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    Complex Survey Design - Analysis Conundrum <- Not homework

    Hi Stats forum, So, I am the analyst for a stratified cluster sample survey. We surveyed facilities to evaluate a safety program. The survey had 5 parts. Interviewers went to the facility and staff were randomly chosen to be interviewed. Different staff were interviewed for different parts...
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    sample representativeness

    Is there a statistical test to show that a sample is representative of a population? or is just fufilling some criteria, ie sample source, data collection methods, screening criteria, etc. This is for a retrospective clinical study.
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    Alternative to chi-squared test needed

    Hi all. I need a goodness of fit test for a situation in which a chi-squared test isn't appropriate - where the sum of the expected values does not necessarily equal the sum of the observed values. For example, I have 5 cells each with the same expected value of 10. The observations for...
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    Rolling or continuous surveying or sampling

    I have been looking everywhere for an answer to this problem, so far with no luck. Hopefully the statistics gurus on this board will know the answer, here's hoping :) So I have a large population of sample data, and more coming in all the time in a continuous stream. I would like to use...