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 Rob Nobel posted on Tuesday, August 19, 2008 - 7:32 am
Sorry the previous post was incomplete, so again:

I have made a path model, in which all the (standardized) coefficients are significant, p < .05. The coefficients range from .13 to .47. How do I judge the practical significance of these sizes? I've seen a study in which they put it at > .15 but also a book on mra which puts it at >.30 to speak of practical significance. I can't find any good documentation on the theory behind this
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Tuesday, August 19, 2008 - 1:23 pm
In my opinion, practical significance depends on what is being measured and what the researcher believes is an important change not an absolute value.
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