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A User"s Guide to the Meta-Analysis of Research Studies

Lawrence M. Rudner

A User"s Guide to the Meta-Analysis of Research Studies

Meta-Stat, Software to Aid in the Meta-Analysis of Research Findings

by Lawrence M. Rudner

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Published by ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment & Evaluation .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • System Theory,
  • Science,
  • Meta-analysis,
  • Research,
  • Social sciences,
  • Science/Mathematics

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages234
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12176038M
    ISBN 101886047057
    ISBN 109781886047051
    OCLC/WorldCa51059259

      Meta-Study of Qualitative Health Research: A Practical Guide to Meta-Analysis and Meta-Synthesis (Methods in Nursing Research) 1st Edition by Barbara L. Paterson (Author), Sally E. Thorne (Author), Connie Canam (Author), & out of 5 stars 4 ratings. ISBN Reviews: 4. The purpose of a meta-analysis is to cover all of the available studies for your topic. This includes not only published research, but also dissertations, studies in non-English language journals, and unpublished studies. 6. Keep detailed records of everything that you do.

    Methods of synthesis for qualitative research. A review of methods of qualitative synthesis was undertaken to examine the ways in which meta-ethnography, first described by Noblit and Hare (Noblit G, Hare R. Meta-ethnography: synthesising qualitative studies. 11th edn. London: Sage Publications; ), was being used, and to identify what other methods of qualitative synthesis were available. A user's guide to the meta-analysis of research studies Regardless of the software package (if any) you use to meta-analyze research findings, I encourage you to look at the manual for Meta-Stat - A user's guide to the meta-analysis of research studies, by Lawrence Rudner, Gene Glass, David Evartt, and Patrick Emery.

    When doing a meta-analysis you basically follow these steps: Step 1: Do a Literature Search The first step in meta-analysis is to search the literature for studies that have addressed the same research question (e.g. the ISI Web of Knowledge, PubMed, PsycInfo). We might also. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to performing meta-analysis using the statistical software R. It is intended for quantitative researchers and students in the medical and social sciences who wish to learn how to perform meta-analysis with R. As such, the book introduces the key concepts and models used in s:


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A User"s Guide to the Meta-Analysis of Research Studies by Lawrence M. Rudner Download PDF EPUB FB2

This manual and the accompanying software are intended to provide a step-by-step guide to conducting a meta-analytic study along with references for further reading and free high-quality software, "Meta-Stat.""Meta-Stat" is a comprehensive package designed to help in the meta-analysis of research studies in the social and behavioral by: 5.

Meta-analysis is a quantitative technique that uses specific measures (e.g., an effect size) to indicate the strength of variable relationships for the studies included in the analysis.

The. Abstract and Keywords. Meta-analysis is an increasingly common method of quantitatively synthesizing research results, with substantial advantages over traditional (i.e., qualitative or narrative) methods of literature review. This chapter is an overview of meta-analysis that provides the foundational knowledge necessary to understand the goals of meta-analysis and the process of conducting a meta-analysis, from the initial formulation of research questions Cited by: 2.

Meta-analysis is the application of statistical procedures to collections of empirical findings from individual studies for the purpose of integrating, synthesizing, and making sense of them. The method can be appropriately applied in numerous areas within all the social, behavioral, and biomedical sciences.

This book puts the meta-analysis endeavor in context, and is an invaluable (and very readable) resource, both for researchers and as a text in courses on meta-analysis. Written in plain language with four running examples drawn from psychology, education, and health science, this book offers practical advice on how to conduct a synthesis of research in the social, behavioral, and health sciences.

Description This book provides a clear and thorough introduction to meta-analysis, the process of synthesizing data from a series of separate studies. Meta-analysis has become a critically important tool in fields as diverse as medicine, pharmacology, epidemiology, education, psychology, business, and ecology.

Meta-analysis can be defined in different ways: as a means of summarizing and combining the quantitative results of research or as a method used to reach the quantitative effect size based on. "Comparative effectiveness" research is the best tool available today for making decisions about which new medication, medical device, or diagnostic test is most supported by the evidence.

1 The purpose of a systematic review is to synthesize the results of multiple primary studies using explicit and reproducible methods. 2,3 Meta-analysis is a form of systematic review that goes one step further.

thesis (Normand,). Meta analysis is essentially systematic review; however, in addition to narrative summary that is conducted in systematic review, in meta analysis, the analysts also numerically pool the results of the studies and arrive at a summary estimate.

In this paper, we discuss the key steps of conducting a meta analysis. meta-analysis to be critical consumers of its results. It appears that literature reviews of organizational research increasingly will rely on meta-analysis.

Meta-analysis results thus will be the basis from which conclusions are drawn about what is known and what to study in the future.

It is therefore important that users of meta-analysis-both. Entry Reader’s Guide Entries A-Z Subject Index Entry. Download PDF. Show page numbers. Meta-analysis is a statistical method that integrates the results of several independent studies considered to be “combinable.”.

It has become one of the major tools to integrate research findings in social and medical sciences in general and in education and psychology in particular. This book provides a clear and thorough introduction to meta-analysis, the process of synthesizing data from a series of separate studies.

Meta-analysis has become a critically important tool in fields as diverse as medicine, pharmacology, epidemiology, education, psychology, business, and ecology.

Meta-analysis provides a weighted average of the results of the individual studies in which the weight of the study depends on its precision.

Studies that are more precise (ie, have narrower CIs) will have greater weight and thus more influence on the combined estimate. "This book is a superior achievement from a group of masterful scholars. The book shows the theoretical, ethical, and political complexity of qualitative study, and yet offers an illuminating and useful guide to how it can be accomplished with distinction.

I highly recommend it." —MARGARETE SANDELOWSKI, PhD, RN, FAAN Professor, School of Nursing University of North Carolina at Chapel.

The study by Hollingsworth et al on medical vs observational management of ureteral stones meets most of the validity criteria for a systematic review and meta-analysis with explicit eligibility criteria, a comprehensive search strategy and an assessment of individual study validity.

5 The authors found a large benefit to medical therapy. Meta-Analysis shows concisely, yet comprehensively, how to apply statistical methods to achieve a literature review of a common research domain.

It demonstrates the use of combined tests and measures of effect size to synthesize quantitatively the results of independent studies for both group differences and correlations. Strengths and weaknesses of alternative approaches, as well as of meta. Interpreting the results of a multiple treatment comparison (MTC) meta-analysis can be a challenge.

Mills and coauthors provide a 3-step approach in this Users’ Guide to help demystify the MTC for clinicians. Anxiety DisordersClinical Pharmacy and PharmacologyResearch, Methods, Statistics.

Full Text|pdf linkPDF. comparison tables, and study data. It can perform meta-analysis of the data entered, and present the results graphically. In addition to reviews of studies of the effects of healthcare interventions, you can use RevMan to write reviews of diagnostic test accuracy studies, reviews of studies of methodology and overviews of reviews.

This pocket guide to Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis illuminates precisely that practical groundwork. In clear, step-by-step terms, the authors explain how to format topics, locate and screen studies, extract and assess data, pool effect sizes, determine bias, and interpret the results, showing readers how to combine reviewing and meta Reviews: 6.

Narrative Review, Systematic Review, and Meta-analysis. Review articles have traditionally taken the form of a narrative review, whereby a content expert writes about a particular field, condition, or treatment (5–7).Narrative reviews have many benefits, including a broad overview of relevant information tempered by years of practical knowledge from an experienced author.

A meta-analysis is a synthesis of a research project, including a summary of the results of other studies in a meaningful connected display that enables the derivation of general conclusions.

Therefore, meta-analysis units are not subjects, but studies, and this is what characterizes this method. Using the meta-analysis, researchers can choose. Introduction. With the rapidly growing literature across the surgical disciplines, there is a corresponding need to critically appraise and summarize the currently available evidence to date so they can be applied appropriately to patient care (1,2).Evidence-based medicine is the explicit, conscientious and judicious use of the currently best available evidence from research to guide health.RefWorks is a reference management service that enables users to create a personal database of bibliographical references and import information from sources.

References can then be classified, organized and inserted into research papers, articles, theses and bibliographies in the appropriate format. Refworks.