Suggested reading material for Raosoft, Inc. Sample Size Calculator
The parameters of the sample size calculation are something that you choose.
Your institution or the journal you will be publishing in probably has a policy indicating
what level is required of the parameters in various circumstances.
Lang, Thomas & Secic, Michelle,
How to Report Statistics in Medicine, American College of Physicians; (January 15, 1997), 367 pages: A series of
detailed guidelines for presenting statistical results in biomedical journals focus on how to report statistical
information as opposed to computing it. The authors take aim at the numerous mistakes present in medical journals by
identifying errors in methodology and presentation, as well as detailing specific types of statistical presentations
such as descriptive data, sampling, multiple variable reporting, meta-analyses, Bayesian analyses, and clinical
outcomes. Includes illustrations, tests, a reference list of guidelines, and appendices of clinical trial checklists and
- Rea, Louis, Designing
and Conducting Survey Research, Jossey-Bass; 2nd edition (June 20, 1997), 272
pages: Includes statistical techniques and broader array of exercises, this second
edition of Rea and Parker's foundational tool is a complete, practical guide to conducting
sample survey research. In a comprehensive manner, it explains all major components of
survey research including construction of the instrument, administration of the process,
and analysis and reporting of results.
Kish, Leslie, Survey Sampling, Wiley; (New edition 1995), 664 pages A reissue of the 1965 classis on sampling
techniques for the social science.