ERIC Number: ED176148
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Meaningfulness of MMPI Clinical Scale Sex Differences For Hard Drug Abusers and For University Counseling Center Clients.
Plant, Walter T.
With the resurgence of interest in sex differences research, it is important to use a "confidence interval" strategy in organizing and interpreting material rather than a strategy of statistical significance or non-significance. Investigators are urged to go beyond the reporting of statistical significance and to determine something about an index of experimental effect size. These techniques give an investigator some information about advisability in continuing a given line of investigation. This urging is particularly important in research on sex differences wherein typically large samples are studied and small mean differences prove to be statistically significant at or beyond conventionally accepted levels of probability. A number of local sex group comparisons for various measures of attitudes, interests and values have been reported. Knowing a subject's verbal ability level appears to provide a better prediction of selected attitude than does knowing the subject's sex. (PJC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association (59th, San Diego, California, April 5-8, 1979)