When determining the sample size for a proportion for a given level of confidence and sampling error, the closer to 0.50 that p is estimated to be, the ___________ the sample size required.
C. Sample size is not affected
D. The effect cannot be determined from the information given
The variance of the sample proportion is p*(1-p)/n. Now, the term "p*(1-p)" is maximized when p = 0.50 (the maximum is 0.5*0.5 = 0.25). For other ...
This solution provides a brief explanation for determination of sampling size.