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Estimating the Relationship within the Population

Second, correct the variance of the relationship within the population for measurement error and range departure using the means and variances of the reliability and range correction factors a, b and c:

This is an estimate of the variance of rho. If there is no reason to expect a serious amount of range variation across studies, as in the case of most psychological research, then the correction procedure for the range departure may be omitted (Hunter et al., 1982).

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