ERIC Number: ED499990
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb-7
"Clinical" Significance: "Clinical" Significance and "Practical" Significance are NOT the Same Things
Peterson, Lisa S.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, Feb 7, 2008)
Clinical significance is an important concept in research, particularly in education and the social sciences. The present article first compares clinical significance to other measures of "significance" in statistics. The major methods used to determine clinical significance are explained and the strengths and weaknesses of clinical significance quantification are examined. Finally, examples demonstrating the use and value of clinical significance in education and related fields are presented.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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