Following my question here, I am also looking at the difference between males and females and I have conducted linear regression in a general linear model setup for this purpose.

My effect size for this part of the project is $\eta^2$ (which is 0.25).

$\eta^2$ is equivalent to $R^2$ (which is the appeal for me in this case).

I am wondering how do I calculate the confidence interval of $\eta^2$. Does anyone know of any online calculators that can I can use?

  • $\begingroup$ what does it mean, "$\eta^2$ is equivalent to $R^2$" ? $\endgroup$ Nov 27, 2014 at 9:55

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I could well be wrong about this, but...I think I would take the square root, yielding eta, which is akin to multiple R. Then I would use the standard method for finding a confidence interval for a correlation, which involves transforming to a Fisher's Z, obtaining upper and lower confidence limits based on Z and N, and transforming back. Then I'd square these limits to get my upper and lower limits for eta-squared. (One online calculator that could help is Vassar's.)

  • $\begingroup$ This is really quite a clever solution, +1. I went looking for my meta-analysis book this morning, but I couldn't find it... $\endgroup$ May 11, 2012 at 21:16
  • $\begingroup$ And intuitive too! $\endgroup$
    – Amarald
    May 11, 2012 at 21:25

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