Understanding Power and Effect Size

Understanding Power and Effect Size

As a scholar practitioner, you will use the results of quantitative research to make decisions about the types of techniques, theories, and interventions you employ in your counseling practice. Dissecting a quantitative research study is a complex process and requires an understanding of design and data analysis. One particular skill that practicing counselors should have is the ability to determine the practical significance of a research study. In other words, counselors should be able to determine how the results of a study apply to the real world.

In this Discussion you consider power and effect size: two essential elements for determining practical significance. You also begin to develop the skills for determining the degree to which the results of quantitative research apply to your world of practice.

With these thoughts in mind:

Write a well organized analysis of the implications of power and effect size on the interpretation and application of the research findings in one of the scenarios provided in the attached document. Be specific and provide examples to illustrate your points.

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.

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