Mathematics Education Research Journal

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 19–22 | Cite as

Babies, Bathwater and Straw persons: A response to Menon

  • Sid Bourke


Mathematics Education Educational Research Statistical Significance Testing Ideal World Effect Size Measure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sid Bourke
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  1. 1.The University of NewcastleAustralia

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