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Measures of Clinical Significance
RSEM Faculty Publications
  • Helena Chmura Kraemer
  • George A. Morgan
  • Nancy L. Leech, School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver
  • Jeffrey A. Gliner
  • Jerry J. Vaske
  • Robert J. Harmon
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Behavioral scientists are interested in answering three basic questions when examining the relationships between variables (Kirk, 2001). First, is an observed result real or should it be attributed to chance (i.e., statistical significance)? Second, if the result is real, how large is it (i.e., effect size)? Third, is the result large enough to be meaningful and useful (i.e., clinical or practical significance)? In this last column in the series, we treat clinical significance as equivalent to practical significance.
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Helena Chmura Kraemer, George A. Morgan, Nancy L. Leech, Jeffrey A. Gliner, et al.. "Measures of Clinical Significance" (2003)
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