Designed to provide researchers clear and informative insight into techniques of meta-analysis, the Third Edition of Methods of Meta-Analysis: Correcting Error and Bias in Research Findings is the most comprehensive text on meta-analysis available today. It is the only book that presents a full and usable treatment of the role of study artifacts in distorting study results, as well as methods for correcting results for such biases and errors.
Chapter 12: Locating, Evaluating, Selecting, and Coding Studies and Presentation of Meta-Analysis Results
Locating, Evaluating, Selecting, and Coding Studies and Presentation of Meta-Analysis Results
Because of the explosive expansion of the literature on meta-analysis over the past 35 years, no single book can today cover all aspects of meta-analysis. The primary focus of this book is on statistical and psychometric methods for data analysis in meta-analysis. However, the less quantitative processes of locating, selecting, evaluating, and coding studies are also important. The topic of reporting standards for meta-analyses is also important. We cannot cover these topics in detail, but fortunately good published treatments of these topics are readily available. The material in this chapter is selective rather than comprehensive. It is intended to supplement other published discussions of this topic. We have included in this chapter mostly ...