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How to calculate how big of a sample size is needed for the Central Limit Theorem? 
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Jul1111, 09:05 AM

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Is there a way to calculate/estimate how big a sample from a parent distribution would need to be for the distribution of the mean of that sample to be approximately normally distributed?



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Jul1111, 09:14 AM

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You can't just calculate it, it depends on the distribution of the data. But about 30 is the rule of thumb.



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Jul1111, 08:33 PM

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The BerryEsseen theorem may be useful here.



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