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Normalize(Scale) data before sampling or after sampling in binary classification?

I have a binary classification database with imbalance outputs (1 labeled data: 1400 samples, 0 labeled data: 200 samples). I balance data based on a criteria to (200 - 200). Where should I normalize ...
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Sample lower bound for binary classification in Linear Discriminant Analysis?

Below is a description of this problem: Suppose the label $Y\in\{1,0\}$ in binary classification satisfies $\Pr[Y=1]=\Pr[Y=0]=\frac{1}{2}$, and $p(X|Y=1)=\mathcal{N}(\mu_1,\Sigma)$, ...
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p-value and sample size [on hold]

What would be the the p-value for a $\chi^2$ test when $n = 90$ when the p-value is .052 for $n = 60$?
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Unequal sample size one way ANOVA

I want to compare the means of X between BMI groups, but have unequal sample sizes between my groups. ...
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Apparent paradox about using a pilot study to determine sample size

I'm using some pilot data to determine the necessary sample size for an upcoming study. The primary goal of this study is to measure the correlation between two variables, A and B, and to determine ...
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Sample size when fitting categorical survey data

I have a model which fits data from repeated surveys: at time $t$, a number $n_t$ respondents is asked a question and can give one of $K$ answers ($k=1, ..., K$). This is repeated $T$ times ($t = 1, ...
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Sample size needed to validate classification/prediction model

Dose any rule of thumb exist (or possible calculation) regarding sample size needed to validate an binary classification model. We have developed this prediction model for a medical condition and ...
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Sample size of sampling distribution of the sample mean

When people say that the mean of the sampling distribution of the sample mean is equal to the population mean, is this true regardless of how small or large the size of the samples are? I'm having a ...
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Time-partitions of sample size

I am struggling with explain something I read in a Whitepaper. The essence is as follows. Let's begin with a random variable $X$ defined as number of events in an hours. Further, we assume that $X ...
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How does one determine the sample size and statistical analysis to be used?

How does one determine the sample size and statistical analysis to be used for an experiment wherein there will be two interventions (no standard medicine for positive control) A and B, and the ...
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Futility analysis sample size

I have been asked to determine the sample size needed to demonstrate futility in a small study. I suggested going the "traditional route" and conducting an interim analysis at a pre-specified ...
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Calculation of sample size

I'm doing a comparative study between two warming devices for patients undergoing renal transplant surgery.. patients are divided into two groups and are warmed by the device of that particular ...
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Sample size for categorical data

I have a population of phone calls - 200,000. There are different reasons for each call, but lets assume the number of reasons is known. i.e. 7 different call reasons: 1) Check on order 2) Cancel ...
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Confusion about the sample distribution.. Can you please enlighten me?

I thought that the sample distribution was an approximation of the distribution of the underlying phenomenon. But then the book says: We will denote the sample size by $n$ ($n \le N$) and the ...
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Sample Size Computation

I have defended against a group of expert panelist today and they all agreed that Slovin's is not longer accepted as a sample size determinant. I am really not a math genius and somehow goes slightly ...
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Effect of sample size in F-test?

Having worked hard to understand the t-test, I'm rapidly falling out of love with it. All that is required in the t-test to gain significance is increase sample size, which renders it close to ...
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weight of sample sizes in quasi-binomial GLM for proportion data

I'm studying a colonial organism, and my hope is to compare differences in percent survival between three treatment groups. The results are clear, there is a 55% difference in survival between ...
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imbalance in sample size at multilevel longitudinal data

I have longitudinal data (BMI level) measured at 3 time points and subjects are students nested to schools. The sample size in school level differs considerably (n=85 % in school 1, n=10 % in school ...
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How many samples are enough

I have objects with large number of attributes (about 60.000). Attributes are actually deviations of object part from model. I would like to cluster this objects, to get centroids that will represent ...
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Stepwise logistic regression

I am working with a dataset of 1000 individuals, 200 of which are disease positive. I have run a logistic regression with 25 predictors to identify overall which variables are significantly ...
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Why should changing the units of the variable change the required sample size?

I am trying to calculate the survey sample size necessary to estimate average rice yield. If the standard deviation is 10 tons, then the variance is 100. Plugging this into the sample size formula ...
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Why take multiple samples from a population?

I'm fairly new to Econometrics, and I'm curious about, when trying to estimate the population parameter, why it is important to take multiple samples of the population, instead of just combining all ...
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Optimal sample size

In a observational study, I found 30 deaths in 1st group and 10 deaths in 2nd group. In first group, total 1000 person were observed; in 2nd group total 1500 observation were observed. In statistical ...
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Sample size and power calculations for a randomized controlled trial

I need help with the power calculations to determine the sample size of a randomized clinical trial. This is a relatively simple trial with two arms: an intervention arm and a control arm. Patients in ...
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How do you assess data validity when sample size varies over time

Imagine that you have a customer feedback system where after a process people can press one of 4 buttons: (very happy, happy, sad, very sad) and an aggregation system reports how many people per hour ...
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Calculating sample size

I am going to conduct a research and would like to estimate the sample size that I will need. Here is the information that I have, please let me know if you need some more information. Thanks in ...
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How do I calculate the sample size required for a crossover AB|BA study?

I would like to know whether it is feasible to conduct this study. We have a subset of people in facility A (n=1300 per year), of which a proportion of these present a condition (n=18). Similarly, we ...
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Hilog-linear analysis for Categorical data

I found myself in a statistical predicament, and received a few suggestions from friends that didn't convince me a lot. I'm looking for advice on this predicament. I'd really appreciate it in advance. ...
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Sample size for tracking data

I'm currently trying to figure out how to estimate a fitting sample size for a specific problem. The situation is as follows: We've got x people, of whom we are able to track y% - all the time, so we ...
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Calculating Sample Size for Non-Inferiority Test in Cox Proportional Hazards Regression With Stratification

I have a binary predictor, X, in a Cox proportional hazards regression model, and I want to show that it is NOT a significant predictor. In other words, I want to show that there is not a significant ...
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How to calculate a sample size for validating correct/incorrectness of records in a data table?

I have read through existing answers on CrossValidated (plus elsewhere online) and can't find what I'm looking for, but do please point me to existing sources if I've missed them. Let's say I have a ...
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which method should i use for determining sample size?

what is the difference between the sample size determination method of using the critical values of the normal distribution with that of using the t-distribution? as an example if replication level ...
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Sample size for group comparison

I am collecting data from 3 different population groups (islands) and within each, comparing children from class 1 from 10-14 schools between two groups - those who completed kindergarten, those who ...
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must be a representative sample to apply factor analysis?

To apply the exploratory or confirmatory factor analysis, is what we should select a representative sample? And is there any condition to select this sample? I would validate a translated ...
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Reducing the amount of data by extracting a representative sample of my population

I have 6 B&W images representing different wavelengths (i.e. Landsat bands) of the Alta Valtellina (Italy). I extracted from the images only the areas of bare soil. Now, I want to perform a PCA on ...
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How to make sample space of the following question

My teacher gave me a question to solve.In the book of Ronald E. Walpole (Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists), chapter no#3 exercise 1,question #2 which is as below: 3.2) An ...
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Accuracy results on subsamples

Given a binary classification task, let us suppose that a classifier achieves an accuracy result of $x\%$ on a sample of size $N$. What would be a way to calculate the conditional probability that ...
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Finding a confidence interval for observations being outliers

Suppose I have a sample with sample size $N$ that is obtained experimentally, e.g. I have counted the number of birds at a certain location at a certain time. Now suppose that the sample (the number ...
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Calculating sample size for a composite endpoint

I am trying to figure out how to calculate sample size for a composite endpoint. Say I have two groups, group A and B, and I want to know how they do after taking two different medications (let's ...
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Probability of taking a random sample of 24 measurements and getting a mean of at least 103.6 of true population

A random sample of size n = 24 measurements is drawn from a normal population. The sample has a mean of 103.6 and a standard deviation of 12.5. If the true population is 100, find the probability of ...
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How to determine an appropriate sample size for a normal distributed population?

I am trying to extract a sample from a given population. Assuming the population distribution is normal (I still have to test it, but I am confident it is), since the number of observations in the ...
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How many data points per timeframe needed to calculate a meaningful rate?

I'm generating about 1.5 billion data points per month over ca. 6 million subjects. I have no data about the distribution but I know that some subjects generating millions of data point and other ...
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Model selection

I have a small dataset of 37 observations with students' performance on both cognitive tests (5) and professional tests (6). My goal is to predict professional tests (DV) with cognitive tests(IV). To ...
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How do I determine the minimum sample size needed to evaluate the performance of a binary classifier with a statistically significant result?

I’m trying to determine the minimum sample size(s) needed to evaluate the performance of a binary classifier with a statistically significant result. I'm not trying to compare different classifiers ...
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Bootstrapping Data from Multiple Sources

Sorry for any wrong use terms since I am not a statistician. I was asked to build a grand distribution based on literature identified data (6 in total). However, ...
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Sample calculation

I'm about to start an In vitro model experiment. I will have 3 groups to compare between them with continuous variables. I will use ANOVA for the comparison and I would like alpha to be 0.05 with ...
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Kruskal Wallis Test: Sample Size Difference

I would like to run a Kruskal Wallis test. There are 5 groups that I need to compare. ...
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Sampling size determination for small probabilities

I am not sure I could find a clear answer on a correct formula for sampling size determination for finding rare events. Specifically I need to be 99% sure, that failure rate of certain population is ...
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How is the sample size for a given population determined?

The following passage is an excerpt from Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahnemann The risk of error can be estimated for any given sample size by a fairly simple procedure. Traditionally, ...
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Computing sample sizes from confidence intervals around Cohen's d

Is there a way how to compute sample size from Cohen's d and 95% confidence intervals (it's useful for instance for getting sample sizes from forest plots)? From How do you calculate confidence ...