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Main Title Introduction to meta-analysis /
Author Borenstein, Michael,
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Borenstein, Michael.
Publisher John Wiley & Sons,
Year Published 2009
OCLC Number 263294996
ISBN 9780470057247; 0470057246
Subjects Meta-analysis. ; Meta-Analysis as Topic. ; Metaanalyse
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Collation xxviii, 421 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 409-414) and index.
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This text provides a concise and clearly presented discussion of all the elements in a meta-analysis. It is illustrated with worked examples throughout, with visual explanations, using screenshots from Excel spreadsheets and computer programs such as Comprehensive Meta-Analysis (CMA) or Strata. This book provides a clear and thorough introduction to meta-analysis, the process of synthesizing data from a series of separate studies. Meta-analysis has become a critically important tool in fields as diverse as medicine, pharmacology, epidemiology, education, psychology, business, and ecology. Introduction to Meta-Analysis: Outlines the role of meta-analysis in the research process; Shows how to compute effects sizes and treatment effects; Explains the fixed-effect and random-effects models for synthesizing data; Demonstrates how to assess and interpret variation in effect size across studies; Clarifies concepts using text and figures, followed by formulas and samples; Explains how to avoid common mistakes in meta-analysis; Discusses controversies in meta-analysis; Features a web site with additional materials and exercises. --