ERIC Number: EJ603928
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
Effect Size, Practical Importance, and Social Policy for Children.
McCartney, Kathleen; Rosenthal, Robert
Child Development, v71 n1 p173-80 Jan-Feb 2000
Shares three ideas concerning how to evaluate the practical importance of developmental findings to make them more useful to policymakers: (1) statistical significance tests need to be accompanied by effect size estimates; (2) meta-analyses are helping in using all existing data when examining issues involved in policy debates; and (3) researchers need to be cautious in embracing null or small findings. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Special Theme Issue: "New Directions for Child Development in the Twenty-First Century."