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.

Meta-Analysis of Correlations using Artifact Distributions

Introduction and Basic Concepts

The preceding chapter assumed that each correlation in each individual study could be corrected for artifacts. However, often every study in meta-analysis does not provide all the information required to correct for attenuation on all the study artifacts that affect that study. In any given meta-analysis, there may be several artifacts for which artifact information is only sporadically available. Indeed, this may be the case for all artifacts other than sampling error. For example, suppose measurement error and range restriction are the only relevant artifacts beyond sampling error. In such a case, the meta-analysis is conducted in three stages. First, the studies are used to compile information on four distributions: the distribution of the observed ...

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