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ERIC Number: EJ940491
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0163-9269
How Do Psychology Researchers Find Studies to Include in Meta-Analyses?
Arendt, Julie
Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, v26 n1 p1-23 2007
Meta-analysis is a technique used in a variety of disciplines to combine and summarize the findings of previous research. One step in the production of a meta-analysis is a thorough literature search for relevant studies. A variety of methods can be used to increase the number of studies that are found. This study examines the extent to which some of these steps were taken in meta-analyses published in American Psychological Association journals in 2004. Some techniques were applied in almost all of the meta-analyses, and other techniques were applied in few of the meta-analyses. Implications of these results for librarians are discussed. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A