Sample size calculation using G*power Analysis

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Re: Sample size calculation using G*power Analysis

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Hosam wrote: Thu Nov 26, 2015 7:48 pm However, if you want to use Gpower you could get sample size of 138 respondent as the following (please correct me if I'm mistaken)

F tests - Linear multiple regression: Fixed model, R² increase
Analysis: A priori: Compute required sample size
Input: Effect size f² = 0.15
α err prob = 0.05
Power (1-β err prob) = 0.95
Number of tested predictors = 5
Total number of predictors = 5
Output: Noncentrality parameter λ = 20.7000000
Critical F = 2.2828562
Numerator df = 5
Denominator df = 132
Total sample size = 138
Actual power = 0.9507643
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can anyone show me a tutorial on how to use the program? i a currently doing my thesis, with 2 independent variable, 1 mediator and 1 dependent
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thanks for the help guys
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Hello all,

I have a reflective-formative type model and there are two first order latent variables. I am interested in testing the weights of the two first order latent variables to second order latent variable. I will use the disjointed two stage approach to model analysis. Should I calculate the sample size in the second stage by using n=2 for the number of predictors and the t-test method? Or should I calculate the sample size in the first stage by using n=20 for the number of predictors and the t-test method? (one of the first order latent variables have 20 indicators and another have 9 indicators.)

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Re: Sample size calculation using G*power Analysis

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Hi everyone,
In continuation to the discussion here, I had a query.
When calculating minimum sample size in GPower for a study that has one tailed hypotheses, I have used the following settings (based on 2nd order, 2 latent variables predicting another 2nd order latent variable, all reflective):

t-test
Linear multiple regression: Fixed model , single regression coefficient
A priori analysis
One tailed
Effect size 0.05
Alpha error prob. 0.05
Power 0.80
No. of predictors = 2
This gives me a minimum sample size of 126

As part of my analysis, I have done a group specific analysis (2 groups with greater than 126 sample size) as well as analysis of the total dataset (greater than 300 sample size).
Am I correct to assume that I have followed the correct settings for GPower and I can say that the sample size of the study is sufficient based on the above GPower A priori analysis?
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