Advanced Statistics for Researchers
Part II: Meta-analysis and Systematic Review
Systematic Review and Meta-Analysisis a set of methods for
combining results from multiple studies to examine an overall effect. These
techniques allow researchers to “step back” from individual studies and see a
clearer picture of the field. This series will include methods for conducting
systematic literature reviews and computing effect sizes.
Structural Equation Modelingis a robust analytic framework that envelopes and improves upon many other
familiar analytic methods (e.g., ANOVA, regression). Structural equation
modeling, allows researchers to model both measured variables (such as items on
a questionnaire) and the unobserved (latent)
factors associated with those variables. This series will include methods for
using structural equation modeling to conduct confirmatory factor analysis,
testing causal structures, and comparing group differences in latent means.
Session 2, 10/9/13
Meta-analysis and Systematic Review
Avoiding bias in literature
review and calculating effect sizes
session will focus on methods for obtaining a representative literature sample,
developing a coding schema, measuring inter-rater reliability, and computing,
analyzing, and interpreting effect sizes.