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Psychology Department Research Colloquium Comments

The Psychology Department is pleased to announce that Dr. Dev Dalal from the University of Connecticut will deliver the first research colloquium of the semester on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 2 p.m. in Hauser Hall, Room 029.  Dr. Dalal will discuss the usefulness of various effect size indicators for communicating the value of (psychological) interventions. 

For more information, contact Kevin Nolan at kevin.p.nolan@hofstra.edu


Bridging the Gap between Science and Practice:
Can Nontraditional Effect Size Indicators Help?

Communicating the effectiveness of interventions is often a challenge for academic researchers.  Traditional effect size indicators (e.g., r, Cohen’s d) are not easily understood by people without statistical training.  Nontraditional effect size indictors (e.g., CLES, BESD) have been developed for this reason.  These measures are intended to be easier for the general public to understand. However, people’s ability to interpret the measures has not been tested.  This talk describes two studies that examined people’s perceptions of traditional and nontraditional effect size indicators. 


Dev Dalal is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Connecticut.  He earned his PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Bowling Green State University in 2012.  His research focuses on applied judgment and decision making, measurement theory, and quantitative methodology.


Friday, March 08, 2013





Hauser Hall
Hauser Hall
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


Dr. Kevin Nolan

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