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Carrying Out a Meta-Analysis of Experimental Design Research

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By: Vanessa Torres van Grinsven Published: 2017 | Product: SAGE Research Methods Cases
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In organizational survey research, low response rates are a serious problem. Research into possible survey designs to improve these response rates is thus very important. To obtain insights on the use of incentives to achieve better response rates in organizational surveys, we decided to do a meta-analysis of experimental research on the effectiveness of incentives in organizational surveys. The advantage of a meta-analysis is that you can synthesize research results of a set of previous studies, with the potential to assess whether an overall effect exists, as opposed to a one-time experiment which is more limited by the specific situation and features of the study. Additionally, with an analysis of study characteristics, it is possible to detect if there are variables that moderate the overall ...

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