Collecting and analyzing data to get answers is a good start. But how to ensure that you are not missing your objective because your data are “lacking statistical power”.
For instance, if you are doing surveillance on a species, what strength of a decline would you be able to detect with your current protocol? a 10% decline over 5 years? or nothing under a 25% decline?
These questions can only be answered through customized statistical power analyses.
I will run such power analyses, based on your current protocol, and assess what your data can really tell you. This will help you re-evaluate your monitoring design and maybe your objectives.
The logical next step would be to optimize your survey protocols (more here).
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Thierry Chambert, founder