# When small effects are impressive

@article{Prentice1992WhenSE, title={When small effects are impressive}, author={Deborah A. Prentice and Dale T. Miller}, journal={Psychological Bulletin}, year={1992}, volume={112}, pages={160-164} }

Effect size is becoming an increasingly popular measure of the importance of an effect, both in individual studies and in meta-analyses. However, a large effect size is not the only way to demonstrate that an effect is important. This article describes 2 alternative methodological strategies, in which importance is a function of how minimal a manipulation of the independent variable or how difficult-to-influence a dependent variable will still produce an effect. These methodologies demonstrate… Expand

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