Originally Posted by ideliver
It has been 20+ years since I have done statistical calculations...so please bear with me for the simpleness of this.
For my son's 6th grade science class, I need to calculate the sample size.
The experiement is:
Swab household surfaces (toilets, doorknobs etc) and then wipe with bleach and re-swab. Plate on agar and grow bactetia. The hypothesis is that the bleach treated surfaces with kill 99.9% of bacteria (manufactors claims.)
I would like the confidence interval to be 95% and powered to 80%.
This is really simple, but I have spent a enough time online seaching a left my stats books at the office.
Just looked through my text for you and I can't seem to understand what you mean powered to 80%. Though, probably my lack of knowledge, sorry I tried, hopefully someone else can help you out!