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ERIC Number: EJ918425
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0361-0365
Meta-Analysis in Higher Education: An Illustrative Example Using Hierarchical Linear Modeling
Denson, Nida; Seltzer, Michael H.
Research in Higher Education, v52 n3 p215-244 May 2011
The purpose of this article is to provide higher education researchers with an illustrative example of meta-analysis utilizing hierarchical linear modeling (HLM). This article demonstrates the step-by-step process of meta-analysis using a recently-published study examining the effects of curricular and co-curricular diversity activities on racial bias in college students as an example (Denson, "Rev Educ Res" 79:805-838, 2009). The authors present an overview of the meta-analytic approach and describe a meta-analysis from beginning to end. The example includes: problem specification; research questions; study retrieval and selection; coding procedure; calculating effect sizes; visual displays and summary statistics; conducting HLM analyses; and sensitivity analyses. The authors also offer guidelines and recommendations for improving the conduct and reporting of research which in turn can provide the information necessary for future and more comprehensive meta-analytic reviews. (Contains 7 tables, 6 footnotes, and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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