Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 15:02:16 -0230
Reply-To: Nan Li <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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From: Nan Li <email@example.com>
Subject: Help for methodology of sample size calculation
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I would like to inquire the methods of calculating survey sample size. I
would like to draw a random sample from the entire province to study the
differences by age (3 groups), gender (2 groups), income (3 groups), and
urban (2 groups), how many samples I should draw from the entire province
(the total population of the province is 600,000) (Telephone survey will be
used). And which kind of methodology or formula I should use for
calculation. In addition, I will also investigate the differences of the
same 4 categorical variables by two communities in this province, and how
many random samples should be drew from these 2 communities respectively.
The population is 25,000 for one community and 18,000 for the other.
Any input would be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance!