Introduction to Meta-Analysis

Wiley (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 24. August 2011
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  • 450 Seiten
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This book provides a clear and thorough introduction tometa-analysis, the process of synthesizing data from a series ofseparate studies. Meta-analysis has become a critically importanttool in fields as diverse as medicine, pharmacology, epidemiology,education, psychology, business, and ecology. Introduction toMeta-Analysis:
* Outlines the role of meta-analysis in the research process
* Shows how to compute effects sizes and treatment effects
* Explains the fixed-effect and random-effects models forsynthesizing data
* Demonstrates how to assess and interpret variation in effectsize across studies
* Clarifies concepts using text and figures, followed by formulasand examples
* Explains how to avoid common mistakes in meta-analysis
* Discusses controversies in meta-analysis
* Features a web site with additional material and exercises
A superb combination of lucid prose and informative graphics,written by four of the world's leading experts on allaspects of meta-analysis. Borenstein, Hedges, Higgins, andRothstein provide a refreshing departure from cookbookapproaches with their clear explanations of the what and whyof meta-analysis. The book is ideal as a course textbook or forself-study. My students, who used pre-publication versionsof some of the chapters, raved about the clarity of theexplanations and examples. David Rindskopf, DistinguishedProfessor of Educational Psychology, City University of New York,Graduate School and University Center, & Editor of the Journalof Educational and Behavioral Statistics.
The approach taken by Introduction to Meta-analysis isintended to be primarily conceptual, and it is amazinglysuccessful at achieving that goal. The reader can comfortably skipthe formulas and still understand their application andunderlying motivation. For the more statisticallysophisticated reader, the relevant formulas and worked examplesprovide a superb practical guide to performing ameta-analysis. The book provides an eclectic mix of examplesfrom education, social science, biomedical studies, and evenecology. For anyone considering leading a course inmeta-analysis, or pursuing self-directed study, Introduction toMeta-analysis would be a clear first choice. Jesse A.Berlin, ScD
Introduction to Meta-Analysis is an excellent resource fornovices and experts alike. The book provides a clear andcomprehensive presentation of all basic and most advancedapproaches to meta-analysis. This book will be referencedfor decades. Michael A. McDaniel, Professor of Human Resourcesand Organizational Behavior, Virginia Commonwealth University
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