Translating effect sizes for practitioners and policy makers

This report from the Institute of Education Sciences in the US is targeted at researchers who conduct and report on education intervention studies. It aims to help researchers present statistics in ways that allow their size and practical significance to be more readily understood by practitioners, policy makers, and other researchers. Three key issues are addressed:

  • Inappropriate and misleading presentation of the size of intervention effects;
  • Representing effects descriptively; and
  • Assessing the practical significance of intervention effects;

Source: Translating the statistical representation of the effects of education interventions into more readily interpretable forms (2012), Institute of Education Sciences

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