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Standard cut-offs are not recommended when determining a suitable effect size for a power analysis. Indeed, the ‘meaningfulness’ of an effect size will depend on some subjective elements. That is, a ‘small’ effect may have drastic implications in certain contexts, while ‘large’ effects may have little to no implications in other contexts. A recent publication has provided a practical example to help differentiate a statistically versus a clinical meaningful effect size.

Shiny applications offer a fantastic way to produce interactive web applications. Unsurprisingly, there are abundant R packages built specifically for Shiny to facilitate ‘telling your data story’. For example, I often use the pickerInput() function from the shinyWidgets package, which is more aesthetic and has built-in ‘Select All/None’ buttons compared to the base checkboxGroupInput(). pickerInput(inputId = 'picker', label = 'Please choose your options', choices = c("Plot", "Text", "Analysis"), multiple = T, options = list(`actions-box` = TRUE)) Please choose your options Plot Text Analysis This basic interface allows users to select any combination of selections.

Chi-square Chi-square tests are common in psychological science (Bakker & Wicherts, 2011). These tests compare the observed (i.e., the actual frequency) versus the expected (i.e., \(expected_{i,j} = \frac{n_{rowi}*n_{colj}}{n_{tot}}\)) frequencies in a \(Row* Column\) contingency tables and are sometimes referred to as crosstabs (e.g., SPSS). Formally, the Chi-square statistic is defined as: \(\chi^2 = \Sigma\frac{(O-E)^2}{O}\) with degrees of freedom: \(df = (n_{rows}-1)*(n_{cols}-1)\) Despite the ubiquity of these tests, post-hoc analyses may be less common.

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Lab Director

Tyler Pritchard

Lab Director, Professor, Researcher, and Clinician

Rural Suicidology, Philosophy of Science, Mixed-methods Research

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Abby Caines

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Indigenous Youth Well-being

Ariel Thomas

Undergraduate Student

Rural Studies, Health Care, Patient Outcomes, Mindfulness-based treatments

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Taylor Benoite

NSSI, Psychopathology, Developmental psychology

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