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ERIC Number: EJ979317
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1932-5037
Statistical Significance vs. Practical Significance: An Exploration through Health Education
Rosen, Brittany L.; DeMaria, Andrea L.
American Journal of Health Education, v43 n4 p235-241 Jul-Aug 2012
The purpose of this paper is to examine the differences between statistical and practical significance, including strengths and criticisms of both methods, as well as provide information surrounding the application of various effect sizes and confidence intervals within health education research. Provided are recommendations, explanations and examples of reporting effect size and confidence intervals. Understanding and integrating practical significance measures provides health education scholars and practitioners with the tools to address issues related to statistical and practical significance. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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