The Essential Guide to Effect Sizes

Statistical Power, Meta-Analysis, and the Interpretation of Research Results

by Paul D. Ellis

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  • 9780521194235
  • 9780511922060
  • 9780511852329
This succinct and jargon-free introduction to effect sizes gives students and researchers the tools they need to interpret the practical significance of their results. Using a class-tested approach that includes numerous examples and step-by-step exercises, it introduces and explains three of the most important issues relating to the practical significance of research results: the reporting and interpretation of effect sizes (Part I), the analysis of statistical power (Part II), and the meta-analytic pooling of effect size estimates drawn from different studies (Part III). The book concludes with a handy list of recommendations for those actively engaged in or currently preparing research projects.
  • Cambridge University Press; July 2010
  • ISBN: 9780511922060
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  • Title: The Essential Guide to Effect Sizes
  • Author: Paul D. Ellis
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780521194235
  • 9780511922060
  • 9780511852329

In The Press

'Paul Ellis writes with a light touch, explains well, and uses numerous practical examples. He focuses on four of the issues that are central to the statistical changes now sweeping many disciplines - effect sizes, confidence intervals, power, and meta-analysis. This is a highly readable, highly practical book. It will be invaluable to anyone who wishes to contribute to - or even just understand - the research of the future.' Geoff Cumming, La Trobe University, Australia