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Standardizing measurement in psychological studies: On why one second has different value in a sprint versus a marathon

Goodhew, Stephanie Catherine; Dawel, Amy; Edwards, Mark


Here we highlight the importance of considering relative performance and the standardization of measurement in psychological research. In particular, we highlight three key analytic issues. The first is the fact that the popular method of calculating difference scores can be misleading because current approaches rely on absolute differences, neglecting what proportion of baseline performance this change reflects. We propose a simple solution of dividing absolute differences by mean levels of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020-04-27
Type: Journal article
Source: Behavior research methods
DOI: 10.3758/s13428-020-01383-7
Access Rights: Open Access


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