ERIC Number: ED266597
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Cerebral Palsy: The Meta-Analysis of Selected Interventions.
O'Neal, Marcia R.
The study used meta-analysis techniques to examine the effectiveness of intervention strategies for children with cerebral palsy. An examination of existing literature on meta-analysis revealed that techniques are available to accommodate a wide variety of research designs and data. Next, the percentage of studies purporting to address an intervention strategy which actually provided data usable in the meta-analysis was found to be 48% (31 of 65 studies retrieved). The need for investigation to provide adequate outcome data when reporting results was stressed. It was concluded that results were insufficient to draw conclusions regarding interventions for children with cerebral palsy. The final research question found low correlations among such factors as research design, sample size, method of calculation, and year of publication with the obtained effect size. Five pages of references conclude the report. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper Presented at the Annual Conference of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (14th, Biloxi, MS, November 6-8, 1985).