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ERIC Number: ED466776
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb-16
Pages: 32
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Meta-Analytic Thinking: Using ESCI To Synthesize Effects across Studies.
Ray, Janet
The practical significance, usefulness, and generalizability of research have for years hinged on a finding of statistical significance. Voices of reform have called for the use of effect sizes, confidence intervals, and meta-analytic synthesis of research as a way to judge the practical significance and generalizability of a discovery. This paper discusses the role of meta-analysis in the development of knowledge and the additional power of meta-analytically examining confidence intervals for effects. The Exploratory Software for Confidence Intervals (G. Cuming and S. Finch, 2001; ESCI) software is introduced as a means of synthesizing confidence intervals for effects from past research literature, the effect confidence interval for a current study, and the final pooling of a present study with prior research. (Contains 1 table, 2 figures, and 36 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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