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Methods of Meta-Analysis

Methods of Meta-Analysis
Correcting Error and Bias in Research Findings

Third Edition

April 2014 | 672 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Designed to provide researchers clear and informative insight into techniques of meta-analysis, the Third Edition of Methods of Meta-Analysis: Correcting Error and Bias in Research Findings is the most comprehensive text on meta-analysis available today. It is the only book that presents a full and usable treatment of the role of study artifacts in distorting study results, as well as methods for correcting results for such biases and errors.

Meta-analysis is arguably the most important methodological innovation in the last thirty-five years, due to its immense impact on the development of cumulative knowledge and professional practice. This text, now in its updated Third Edition, has been revised to cover the newest developments in meta-analysis methods, evaluation, correction, and more. This reader-friendly book is the definitive resource on meta-analysis.
1. Integrating Research Finding Across Studies
2. Study Artifacts and Their Impact on Study Outcomes
3. Meta-Analysis of Correlations Corrected Individually for Artifacts
4. Meta-Analysis of Correlations Using Artifact Distributions
5. Technical Questions In Meta-Analysis of Correlations
6. Treatment Effects: Experimental Artifacts and Their Impact
7. Meta-Analysis Methods for d Values
8. Technical Questions in Meta-Analysis of d Values
9. General Technical Issues in Meta-Analysis
10. Cumulation of Findings Within Studies
11. Different Meta-Analysis Methods and Related Software
12. Locating, Evaluating, Selecting, and Coding Studies and Presentation of Meta-Analysis Results
13. Availability Bias, Source Bias, and Publication Bias in Meta-Analysis
14. Summary of Psychometric Meta-Analysis


Recommended for additional reading

Dr Olu A Awosoga
Addictions Counselling, University Of Lethbridge
October 27, 2015

A very comprehensive textbook that guides the student using a step-by-step approach.

Dr Geronimo Maldonado-Martinez
Retrovirus Research Center, Universidad Central del Caribe
October 20, 2014

This book is great for students' who want to learn about the basics of meta-analysis. It is an accessible read and I would recommend this to others.

Miss Charlotte Pennington
Department of Psychology, Edge Hill University
May 21, 2015

not accessible enough for students

Dr Bruce Newsome
International and Area Studies, Univ Of California-Berkeley
November 25, 2014

good book but not for undergraduates

Dr Tuo Yu Chen
Health and Human Sciences Program, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
October 22, 2014

Check the review date. It should be 15th June 2015.

Dr Daniel Houlihan
September 3, 2014

The book has useful exercises for workshop based learning for first year undergraduate module "Introduction to statistics"

Dr Zrinka Mendas
Ashcroft Intl Bus Schl (Cambridge), Anglia Ruskin Univ.
July 2, 2014

The text is of eminent importance for everybody that deals with the topic of meta-analysis. With respect to the increasing importance and impact of meta-analyses in several research fields, I used this text to introduce the methods for correcting results for biases and errors in my undergraduate course. The examples further provided the students with a deeper understanding of the method.

Mr Michael Koenig
Innovationsinkubator, Leuphana Universitat Luneburg
May 8, 2014

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