Sample size of 12 per group rule of thumb for a pilot study
Volume: 4, Issue: 4, Pages: 287 - 291
Published: Oct 1, 2005
When designing a clinical trial an appropriate justification for the sample size should be provided in the protocol. However, there are a number of settings when undertaking a pilot trial when there is no prior information to base a sample size on. For such pilot studies the recommendation is a sample size of 12 per group. The justifications for this sample size are based on rationale about feasibility; precision about the mean and variance; and...