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Research synthesis and meta-analysis : a step-by-step approach

Author: Harris M Cooper
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, [2017] ©2017
Series: Applied social research methods series, v. 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fifth editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harris M Cooper
ISBN: 9781483331157 1483331156
OCLC Number: 912383015
Notes: Revised edition of the author's Research synthesis and meta-analysis, 2010.
Description: xviii, 360 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface to the fifth edition --
Acknowledgments --
About the author --
Introduction: literature reviews, research syntheses and meta-analysis --
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 --
References --
Author index --
Subject index.
Series Title: Applied social research methods series, v. 2.
Responsibility: Harris Cooper, Duke University.

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Providing readers with an introduction to how to conduct a research synthesis of literature, this Fifth Edition has new material on the use of the internet and other new developments in technology,  Read more...

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