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Practical Meta-Analysis

Practical Meta-Analysis

Volume: 49

© 2000 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

By integrating and translating the current methodological and statistical work into a practical guide, the authors of this text provide readers with a state-of-the-art introduction to the various approaches to doing meta-analysis.

Problem Specification and Study Retrieval
Selecting, Computing and Coding the Effect Size Statistic
Developing a Coding Scheme and Coding Study Reports
Data Management
Analysis Issues and Strategies
Computational Techniques for Meta-Analysis Data
Interpreting and Using Meta-Analysis Results

"A book that describes the steps involved in a meta-analysis in an easy-to-understand format (not just as a cookbook recipe) will be a useful addition to the literature. Practical Meta-Analysis aptly fills this niche."

Chockalingam Viswesvaran

Excellent details and very easy to follow.

Professor Anita Black
Criminal Justice, King College
July 6, 2015

In my course (Advanced statistical methods: Meta-analysis) we are not only reading and discussing particular meta-analyses and methodological issues but we're also conducting a meta-analysis on our own. This book shows the relevant practical steps; how to make a literature search, how to code studies, how to analyze the data, how to interpret the results etc. One author (David Wilson) has developed macros for SPSS, which are used by many researches conducting a meta-analysis. He also developed an online calculator for effect sizes, which is a useful tool for students and scientists. Clearly, he is a good source of information in the field of meta-analysis. The only problem I had with this book was its publication date (2001). Some new estimation methods were developed in the last few years, which obviously couldn't be described in this book (bayesian approach, new packages in R etc.).

Mr Lukasz Stasielowicz
Faculty of Psychology, University of Osnabruck
May 6, 2015

Lipsey & Wilson offer a comprehensive and detailed explanation of the different ingredients implicated in Meta-Analysis. The book is written in a very friendly pedagogical style.

Dr Guillermo Perez Algorta
Division of Health and Research, Lancaster University
January 16, 2015

The book gives essential information about how to conduct meta-analysis in a comprehensive way. It covers all necessary aspects. I used it as additional literature as I expect it to be too detailed in an introductory course for undergraduate students.

Mr Michael Koenig
Innovationsinkubator, Leuphana Universitat Luneburg
May 7, 2014

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