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Benchmarking a Misnomer: A Note on "Interpreting effect Sizes in Education Interventions"

Simpson, A. (2021) 'Benchmarking a Misnomer: A Note on "Interpreting effect Sizes in Education Interventions".', Educational researcher. .


A recent article calculates new benchmarks from the distribution of effect sizes in a dataset, without accounting for signed values or sampling appropriately. In addition, the focus-narrowing approach it takes does little to address the issues highlighted about the value of effect size for policy.

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Date accepted:30 November 2020
Date deposited:01 December 2020
Date of first online publication:06 January 2021
Date first made open access:22 December 2020

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