Statistical Significance vs. Practical Significance: An Exploration through Health Education
Authors: Rosen, Brittany L.; DeMaria, Andrea L.
Source: American Journal of Health Education, 1 July 2012, vol. 43, no. 4, pp. 235-249(15)
Abstract: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.
Document Type: Research Article