#Additional Resources: Statistical vs Practical Significance

Statistical significance suggests a mathematical difference, but the practical significance means the underlying effect size of such differences and would actually influence clinical and political decision-making. Many people neglect the practical significance when interpreting researches about gender differences, and further re-enforce gender norms and stereotypes. Thus, we should be mindful of the practical significance when reading researches that suggests gender differences since often times the results would have huge overlap.

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