Research Synthesis and Meta-Analysis: A Step-by-Step Approach / Edition 4

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Overview

Offering practical advice on how to conduct a synthesis of research in the social, behavioral, and medical sciences,the Foruth Edition of Harris Cooper bestselling textis invaluable to both first-time literature reviewers and experts looking for lucid discussions of complex issues. Reorganized and revised throughout, this textis written in plain language with numerous examples. Each chapter concludes with exercises for use as class projects.

Key Features

  • Presents an updated version of Cooper’s easy-to-follow seven-step research synthesis process
  • Highlights the critical questions to ask about synthesis methodology at each step and the identification of “best practices”
  • Contains two new chapters, “Gathering Information From Studies” (Chapter 4) and “Interpreting the Evidence” (Chapter 7), giving expanded treatments on gathering information from studies and interpreting the evidence from a research synthesis
  • Provides completely updated material on techniques for searching the literature, with an emphasis on new technologies and the Internet
  • Includes a discussion of recent advances and issues in statistical techniques for meta-analyses
  • Offers new standards for reporting meta-analyses results
  • Incorporates new research syntheses drawn from the fields of education, social/developmental psychology, and health throughout the book

Intended Audience

This text is appropriate for use in upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in Intermediate/Advanced Research Methods, Applied Research Methods, and Intermediate/Advanced Quantitative Research offered in departments of psychology, education, public policy, social work, nursing, and other social science disciplines.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412937054
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 5/7/2009
  • Series: Applied Social Research Methods Series , #2
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 213,136
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Harris M. Cooper is professor in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at Duke University. He earned his doctorate degree in social psychology from the University of Connecticut. His research interests include research synthesis, applications of social and developmental psychology to educational policy issues, homework, school calendars, and afterschool programs.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Fourth Edition
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Step 1: Formulating the Problem
Chapter 3. Step 2: Searching the Literature
Chapter 4. Step 3: Gathering Information From Studies
Chapter 5. Step 4: Evaluating the Quality of Studies
Chapter 6. Step 5: Analyzing and Integrating the Outcomes of Studies
Chapter 7. Step 6: Interpreting the Evidence
Chapter 8. Step 7: Presenting the Results
Chapter 9. Conclusion: Threats to the Validity of Research Synthesis Conclusions
References
Author Index
Subject Index

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