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Getting the right sample size – part 1

A sample size calculator is an online tool that can help you to calculate a representative sample size for your target population using the equation shown below (from the online survey tool Survey Monkey –  https://www.surveymonkey.com/mp/sample-size-calculator/).  This is generally geared towards the user of quantitative tools such as surveys.

In this exercise please have a guess at what the ideal sample size would be for conducting a survey with the following target populations (without checking online!):

What do you think would be the ideal sample size would be for the following population sizes: