A question I often get asked is: Which abbreviation for sample is correct: capital N or small case n? The answer: Use a capital N when discussing the sample; use a small case n when discussing a sub-sample. Along this line, as a general rule, italicize letters (N—sample, df—degrees of freedom, etc.), but do not italicize words (Cronbach’s alpha, beta, chi-square, etc.). Therefore, it would be--Cohen's d. Do not italicize superscript numbers. Remember; do italicize a cliché, idiom, or key term (see blog entry “Quotation Marks,” 9/13/2013).
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