Drawing strong conclusions from any single study is tenuous as all individual studies are idiosyncratic to some degree. Meta-analysis is the single most useful tool in synthesizing research. While the concept of taking an average of a group of studies is simple, the researcher faces many decisions in trying to determine the overall effect size across a range of studies. This seminar introduces users to meta-analytic techniques and provides hands-on examples of how to conduct a straight-forward meta-analysis.
In addition, we introduce moderation analysis techniques including sub-group analysis and meta-regression. We also discuss best practices and rules of thumb in carrying out the analyses and drawing conclusions. This workshop is led by Dr. Barry Babin (University of Mississippi) and Nina Krey (Rowan University).