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ERIC Number: EJ893290
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 108
ISSN: ISSN-1070-5511
Fixed-Effects Meta-Analyses as Multiple-Group Structural Equation Models
Cheung, Mike W. -L.
Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v17 n3 p481-509 2010
Meta-analysis is the statistical analysis of a collection of analysis results from individual studies, conducted for the purpose of integrating the findings. Structural equation modeling (SEM), on the other hand, is a multivariate technique for testing hypothetical models with latent and observed variables. This article shows that fixed-effects meta-analyses with the following characteristics can be modeled in the SEM framework: (a) using any type of effect size; (b) including categorical and continuous moderators; and (c) including multivariate effect sizes. Empirical examples in LISREL syntax are used to demonstrate the equivalence between the meta-analytic and SEM approaches. Future directions for and extensions to this approach are discussed. (Contains 3 figures, 3 tables and 8 footnotes.)
Psychology Press. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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