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The (almost non-)publication history of "Multiple regression as a general data-analytic system" (J. Cohen, 1968) is recounted, and the following advice is offered for aspirants for publication in the Psychological Bulletin that produces many citations. Be brilliant (if possible), write on methodology (if possible, but if you do, write clearly and nontechnically), write to answer a wide-felt need (if possible), and, given the low level of reviewer reliability, be lucky (if possible). (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)

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... El tamaño del efecto (TE) se define como el grado de generalidad que posee esa superioridad de A sobre B en la población de la que se obtuvo la muestra estudiada. De esta manera, el TE se refiere a la magnitud de un efecto que es, en este ejemplo, la diferencia entre un tratamiento nuevo A y otro clásico B. Si A es realmente mejor que B, interesa saber en qué medida se espera este fenómeno en la población (Cohen, 1992b). No es suficiente saber que la mejoría media lograda con A es mayor que la mejoría media lograda con B en un experimento particular. ...
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