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Comparing Means

In Section 3.1, testing in one-sample problems is considered. Sections 3.2 and 3.3 summarize procedures for sample size calculation in two-sample problems under a parallel design and a crossover design, respectively. Sections 3.4 and 3.5 present procedures in multiple-sample problems under a parallel design (one-way analysis of variance) and a crossover design

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(Williams design), respectively. Section 3.6 discusses some practical issues regarding sample size calculation for comparing means in clinical research, including sample size reduction when switclling from a two-sided test to a one-sided test or from a parallel design to a crossover design, sensitivity analysis with respect to change in variability, and a brief discussion regarding Bayesian approach.