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    Discuss the distinction between statistical significance and meaningful significance.

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    Statistical significance versus practical (meaningful) significance.

    Statistical significance: In basic and applied research it is important to know whether or not an outcome could have occurred by chance or whether the outcome resulted from a causal relationship (Bickman & Rog, 2009). This is statistical significance. Suppose you are researching the effects of transformational leadership on employee motivation. You might have the following hypothesis: "Employees are more intrinsically motivated by transformational leaders." If, in the course of your ...

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    This solution provides a definition of statistical and meaningful significance in research and clearly explains why they are important to applied research. Additionally, this solution includes one reference source for further research of the topic.