ERIC Number: EJ520934
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: 0
Use of Meta-analysis for Testing Theory.
Miller, Norman; Pollock, Vicki E.
Evaluation and the Health Professions, v18 n4 p370-92 Dec 1995
Factors that might bias outcomes of meta-analytic reviews are discussed. The role of meta-analysis in theory development is considered, describing three types of meta-analytic tests of theory. A final section discusses the applicability of meta-analysis in the assessment of convergent and discriminant construct validity. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special issue titled "The Meta-Analytic Revolution in Health Research: Part II." Research facilitated by the National Science Foundation (Grant Number SBR-9319752) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (Grant Number K02 AA 00146).