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ERIC Number: ED248618
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Uses and Misuses of Meta-Analysis.
Kulik, James A.
Several developments in the use of the new method of meta-analysis give cause for optimism. First, different meta-analysts are doing work in the same areas, leading to increased confidence in meta-analytic results. Second, meta-analysts are beginning to include raw data in their reports, which helps readers pinpoint the exact studies that lead to disagreements in conclusions. Third, reviewers are comparing results from unrelated meta-analyses, which can lead to a better understanding of the factors influencing the outcomes of educational research. Finally, some of the worst abuses that have taken place in meta-analysis appear to be in the past. (DCS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).