All researchers face an important challenge - designing research that will have sufficient sensitivity to detect those effects it purports to investigate. Sample size, validity and sensitivity, experimental error, subject variability, and the type of statistical analysis all influence the sensitivity of a research design. Through careful explanations and selection of examples, Lipsey examines the concept of design sensitivity and explains statistical power and the elements that determine it.
"A very useful book to social science researchers and a valuable reference for practicing statisticians. I found many good suggestions in it. This book is a thought-provoking essay on statistical power analysis. It is worthwhile reading." * Journal of the American Statistical Association` *