ERIC Number: ED471519
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
A User's Guide to the Meta-Analysis of Research Studies. Meta-Stat: Software To Aid in the Meta-Analysis of Research Findings.
Rudner, Lawrence M.; Glass Gene V.; Evartt, David L.; Emery, Patrick J.
This manual and the accompanying software are intended to provide a step-by-step guide to conducting a meta-analytic study along with references for further reading and free high-quality software, "Meta-Stat.""Meta-Stat" is a comprehensive package designed to help in the meta-analysis of research studies in the social and behavioral sciences. Features include: (1) an effect size calculator; (2) corrected regression outputs; (3) homogeneity statistics; (4) variance ratio; and (5) fail-safe "N." This manual discusses effect-size meta-analysis, but "Meta-Stat" also offers correlational meta-analysis, and the plain statistics module can be used to analyze regular data not for meta analysis. The chapters are: (1) "Introducing 'Meta-Stat' and Meta-Analysis"; (2) "Installing and Setting Up 'Meta-Stat'" (3) "Setting Up a Meta-Analysis"; (4) "Managing Files"; (5) "Working with Variables"; (6) "Entering Study Data"; (7) "Applying Statistical Techniques"; (8) "Charting Data"; and (9) "Technical Information." Multiple illustrations present "Meta-Stat" screens. (Contains 123 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Effect Size, Meta Analysis, Regression (Statistics), Social Science Research
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation, College Park, MD.
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