Inference for a single Proportion: Comparing to a Known Proportion
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Choose which calculation you desire, enter the relevant values (as decimal fractions) for p0 (known value) and p1 (proportion in the population to be sampled) and, if calculating power, a sample size. You may also modify alpha and the power, if relevant. After making your entries, hit the calculate button at the bottom.
Enter a value for p0:
Enter a value for p1:
Enter a value for alpha (default is .05):
Enter a value for desired power (default is .80):
The sample size is:
Reference: The calculations are the customary ones based on the normal approximation to the binomial distribution. See for example, Rosner, B., Fundamentals of Biostatistics (4th ed.), Section 7.10.3.
Acknowledgments: The JavaScript underlying this page uses normal quantile and probability functions taken from Jan deLeeuw's Web-based Statistics: The Study of Stability in Variation.

Rollin Brant
Email me at: rollin@health.ucalgary.ca