Accession Number:

AD0600308

Title:

ON SAMPLE SIZE DETERMINATION.

Descriptive Note:

Informal rept. no. 2

Corporate Author:

BOOZ-ALLEN APPLIED RESEARCH INC CHICAGO ILL

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Report Date:

1964-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

A frequent request made prior to sampling involves the determination of the appropriate sample size necessary to estimate population characteristics for example, the arithmetic mean within a specified accuracy. Although the problem can be simply stated, the solution usually requires more a priori knowledge than is available. This informal memo suggests two approaches which could be used in estimating the mean value, mu, in a population containing N observations. The necessary assumptions are clearly stated. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE