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Sample Size

"Sample Size" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The number of units (persons, animals, patients, specified circumstances, etc.) in a population to be studied. The sample size should be big enough to have a high likelihood of detecting a true difference between two groups. (From Wassertheil-Smoller, Biostatistics and Epidemiology, 1990, p95)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Sample Size" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Sample Size" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 421 publications over 27 distinct years, with a maximum of 36 publications in 2011
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