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Br J Math Stat Psychol. 2010 Nov;63(Pt 3):665-94. doi: 10.1348/000711010X502733. Epub 2010 May 21.

How to do a meta-analysis.

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  • 1School of Psychology, University of Sussex, UK. andyf@sussex.ac.uk

Abstract

Meta-analysis is a statistical tool for estimating the mean and variance of underlying population effects from a collection of empirical studies addressing ostensibly the same research question. Meta-analysis has become an increasing popular and valuable tool in psychological research, and major review articles typically employ these methods. This article describes the process of conducting meta-analysis: selecting articles, developing inclusion criteria, calculating effect sizes, conducting the actual analysis (including information on how to do the analysis on popular computer packages such as IBM SPSS and R) and estimating the effects of publication bias. Guidance is also given on how to write up a meta-analysis.

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20497626
DOI:
10.1348/000711010X502733
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