Small Sample Size Problems in Wildlife Ecology: a Contingent Analytical Approach
Administrative, political, and natural history constraints on the design of research studies in ecology often result in small data sets. In this paper, I identify some problems associated with small data sets and describe a contingent process for data analysis. I argue that exploring small data sets is heuristic and can be a valuable first step in the formulation of biologically interesting hypotheses.
Bissonette, J. A. 1999 Small sample size problems in wildlife ecology: a contingent analytical approach. Wildlife Biology 5(2):65-71.