Proactive preliminary minimum sample size determination can be useful for the early planning stages of a latent variable modeling study to set a realistic scope, long before the model and population are finalized. This study examined existing methods and proposed a new method for proactive preliminary minimum sample size determination.
Koran, Jennifer. "Preliminary Proactive Sample Size Determination for Confirmatory Factor Analysis Models." Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development (Jan 2017). doi:10.1177/0748175616664012.