3.4 Continuous, Binary and Poisson Outcomes

In this lecture, we will talk about continuous, binary, and count outcomes. While power and sample size software works best for continuous outcomes with a normal distribution, it does not work that well for binary or count outcomes. Some questions to consider while completing this lesson include:

  • How are continuous, binary, and count outcomes different?
  • Why is the type of data important for power and sample size analysis?

Learning Objectives

  • Define continuous outcomes.
  • Define binary outcomes.
  • Define Poisson outcomes.
  • Learn to identify continuous, binary, and Poisson outcomes.
  • Describe the current status of binary and Poisson power and sample size methods and software.

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