Chapter 26. Type I and Type II Error in a Hypothesis Test, Power, and Sample Size

  1. Joseph Schulman M.D., M.S.

Published Online: 11 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757451.ch26

Managing Your Patients' Data in the Neonatal and Pediatric ICU: An Introduction to Databases and Statistical Analysis

Managing Your Patients' Data in the Neonatal and Pediatric ICU: An Introduction to Databases and Statistical Analysis

How to Cite

Schulman, J. (2006) Type I and Type II Error in a Hypothesis Test, Power, and Sample Size, in Managing Your Patients' Data in the Neonatal and Pediatric ICU: An Introduction to Databases and Statistical Analysis, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470757451.ch26

Author Information

  1. Division of Newborn Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York, 10021

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727918703

Online ISBN: 9780470757451

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Keywords:

  • sample size;
  • reasoning;
  • conclusions;
  • error;
  • power

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • Careful reasoning only prevents some mistaken conclusions

  • Type I error

  • Type II error

  • Power

  • Sample size

  • Computing sample size and power using Stata

  • Strategies to minimize error

  • Summary