By Harris Cooper,Larry V. Hedges,Jeffrey C. Valentine
Praise for the 1st edition:
“The Handbook is a finished therapy of literature synthesis and offers functional suggestion for an individual deep within the throes of, simply teetering on the point of, or trying to decipher a meta-analysis. Given the increasing program and value of literature synthesis, figuring out either its strengths and weaknesses is key for its practitioners and shoppers. This quantity is an efficient starting should you desire to achieve that understanding.” —Chance
“Meta-analysis, because the statistical research of a giant selection of effects from person reviews is named, has now completed a standing of respectability in drugs. This respectability, whilst mixed with the moderate trace of mystique that typically surrounds meta-analysis, guarantees that result of reviews that use it are taken care of with the dignity they deserve….The guide of analysis Synthesis is likely one of the most vital courses during this topic either as a definitive reference e-book and a pragmatic manual.”—British clinical Journal
When the 1st variation of The instruction manual of analysis Synthesis used to be released in 1994, it speedy turned the definitive reference for researchers engaging in meta-analyses of current learn in either the social and organic sciences. during this absolutely revised moment variation, editors Harris Cooper, Larry Hedges, and Jeff Valentine current up-to-date types of the Handbook’s vintage chapters, in addition to totally new sections reporting at the most modern, state of the art advancements within the field.
Research synthesis is the perform of systematically distilling and integrating info from numerous resources in an effort to draw extra trustworthy conclusions a few given query or subject. The guide of study Synthesis and Meta-Analysis attracts upon years of groundbreaking advances that experience remodeled learn synthesis from a story craft into an enormous clinical method in its personal correct. Cooper, Hedges, and Valentine have assembled prime experts within the box to steer the reader via each level of the study synthesis process—problem formula, literature seek and evaluate, statistical integration, and record guidance. The guide of study Synthesis and Meta-Analysis accommodates state of the art recommendations from all quantitative synthesis traditions. Distilling an unlimited technical literature and lots of casual resources, the instruction manual presents a portfolio of the simplest options to the issues of quantitative facts integration. one of the statistical concerns addressed through the authors are the synthesis of non-independent facts units, fastened and random results equipment, the functionality of sensitivity analyses and version exams, and the matter of lacking data.
The guide of analysis Synthesis and Meta-Analysis additionally presents a wealthy remedy of the non-statistical facets of analysis synthesis. themes comprise looking the literature, and constructing schemes for accumulating info from research experiences. these engaged in learn synthesis also will locate worthy suggestion on how tables, graphs, and narration can be utilized to supply the main significant communique of the result of study synthesis. additionally, the editors tackle the potentials and obstacles of analysis synthesis, and its destiny directions.
The prior decade has been a interval of huge progress within the box of analysis synthesis. the second one version Handbook completely revises unique chapters to guarantee that the quantity continues to be the main authoritative resource of data for researchers venture meta-analysis this day. in accordance with the expanding use of analysis synthesis within the formation of public coverage, the second one version features a new bankruptcy on either the strengths and boundaries of analysis synthesis in coverage debates
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The Handbook of Research Synthesis and Meta-Analysis by Harris Cooper,Larry V. Hedges,Jeffrey C. Valentine