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"Clinical" Significance: "Clinical" Significance and "Practical" Significance are NOT the Same Things.

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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.

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Author:Peterson, Lisa S.
Publication:ERIC: Reports
Article Type:Author abstract
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Feb 7, 2008
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