Date(s) - 10/23/2015 - 10/24/2015
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Start Date: 10/23/2015
End Date: 10/24/2015
Temple University Center City
1515 Market Street
Taught by Noel Card, Ph.D.
Meta-analysis is a systematic and statistically defensible approach to synthesizing empirical research literature. This methodology involves comprehensively searching for relevant studies, systematically coding effect sizes and study features, and then combining and comparing results across studies. Meta-analysis is used to advance theory, resolve conflicts, and identify directions for future research.
Meta-analysis is a methodological tool that has become increasingly important since it was developed in the late 1970s. With greater attention to replication and an ever-increasing volume of research results, meta-analytic synthesis has become an essential skill for scholars and scientists across disciplines.
This course will cover the five basic steps of meta-analysis:
- Selecting a topic appropriate for meta-analysis
- Searching for relevant literature
- Evaluating and coding the literature
- Quantitatively analyzing study results
- Presenting findings.
In this seminar, we will discuss methods of searching for published and unpublished studies to obtain a set of studies that is as unbiased as possible; we will discuss ways of computing effect sizes from a wide range of reported results; we will consider possibilities for systematically coding study methodology, sample characteristics, and measurement properties; we will discuss fixed- and random-effects models for combining results; finally, we will discuss ANOVA, regression, and more advanced techniques for comparing study results.
By the end of this seminar, participants will learn the necessary tools to conduct a publishable meta-analysis. Participants will also be equipped to understand and critically evaluate meta-analyses that they read. Finally, this seminar can serve as the foundation for learning more advanced topics in meta-analysis.
This is a hands-on course with opportunities for participants to practice the methods they learn.