Empirical Benchmarks for Interpreting Effect Sizes in Research
Publication Date: July 2007
Publisher(s): MDRC (Organization)
Keywords: Educational Interventions
Coverage: United States
No universal guideline exists for judging the practical importance of a standardized effect size, a measure of the magnitude of an intervention's effects. This working paper argues that effect sizes should be interpreted using empirical benchmarks — and presents three types in the context of education research.