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Research Synthesis and Meta-Analysis
A Step-by-Step Approach

Fifth Edition


December 2015 | 384 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The Fifth Edition of Harris Cooper's bestselling text offers practical advice on how to conduct a synthesis of research in the social, behavioral, and health sciences. The book is written in plain language with four running examples drawn from psychology, education, and health science. With ample coverage of literature searching and the technical aspects of meta-analysis, this one-of-a-kind book applies the basic principles of sound data gathering to the task of producing a comprehensive assessment of existing research. 

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INTRODUCTION: LITERATURE REVIEWS, RESEARCH SYNTHESES AND META-ANALYSES
 
STEP 1: Formulating the Problem
 
STEP 2: Searching the Literature
 
STEP 3: Gathering Information From Studies
 
STEP 4: Evaluating the Quality of Studies
 
STEP 5: Analyzing and Integrating the Outcomes of Studies
 
STEP 6: Interpreting the Evidence
 
STEP 7: Presenting the Results
 
CONCLUSION: Threats to the Validity of Research Synthesis Conclusions

A must-have book on any library. This book provides practical guides and important theoretical issues regarding meta-analysis.

Mr Marcos Ferasso
Business Administration , Federal University of Parana
February 11, 2016

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Harris Cooper

Harris Cooper is Hugo L. Blomquist professor for psychology and neuroscience at Duke University. In 2007, he received the Contributions to Research Synthesis Methodology Award from the International Campbell Collaboration. In 2008, he received the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Research Synthesis Methodology. He has been the editor of Psychological Bulletin and Archives of Scientific Psychology. From 2009 to 2015, he was the Chief Editorial Advisor to the American Psychological Association’s journal publishing program. His substantive interests include application of social and developmental psychology to... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781483331157
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