it's a random sampling technique formula to estimate sampling size. n=N/1+N(e)2. n sampling size. Ntotal population. elevel of confidence.
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The formula is alternatively called Slovins Formula but its more appropriately called Yamane formula since its Taro Yamane who formulated it. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pd006.
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Slovin? Sorry, usually, that kind of thing surfaces in my head. I know the formula, and I've used it when setting up surveys, but the name just doesn't crop up beyond the formula.
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http://eri.snu.ac.kr/aper/pdf/Vol%205%20….
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