Translating the Statistical Representation of the Effects of Education Interventions into More Readily Interpretable Forms

Wed, 09/26/2018
Author(s): Mark W. Lipsey, Kelly Puzio, Cathy Yun, Michael A. Hebert, Kasia Steinka-Fry, Mikel W. Cole, Megan Roberts, Karen S. Anthony, and Matthew D. Busick
Organization: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences

The primary purpose of this paper is to provide suggestions to researchers about ways to present statistical findings about the effects of educational interventions that might make the nature and magnitude of those effects easier to understand. These suggestions and the related discussion are framed within the context of studies that use experimental designs to compare measured outcomes for two groups of participants, one in an intervention condition and the other in a control condition.