ERIC Number: ED228280
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
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Meta-Analysis, Meta-Evaluation and Secondary Analysis.
Martin, Paula H.
Meta-analysis, meta-evaluation and secondary analysis are methods of summarizing, examining, evaluating or re-analyzing data in research and evaluation efforts. Meta-analysis involves the summarization of research findings to come to some general conclusions regarding effects or outcomes of a given treatment/project/program. Glass's approach standardizes various effect measures and controls for these in analyzing data. Meta-evaluation is a method of evaluation research examining evaluation methodologies, procedures, data analysis techniques, interpretation of results, and the validity and reliability of conclusions. Secondary analysis, as defined by Glass, is, "the re-analysis of data for the purpose of answering the original research question with better statistical techniques or answering new questions with old data." A review of the literature related to these methodologies gives examples of actual studies using these techniques. Specifics on meta-evaluation in federally funded bilingual education programs illustrate the methodology. As current budgetary cutbacks affect state and federal programs, meta-analysis and meta-evaluation are assuming important roles. (CM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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