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Meta-Analysis - Quick Introduction
In a meta analysis, you will use statistical methods to bring together the results of multiple studies. In these studies, an average of weighted effect sizes is often calculated. Before embarking on a meta-analysis, make sure you are familiar with reviews and in particular systematic reviews.
Meta-analysis in medical research
Haidich, A. B. (2010). Meta-analysis in medical research. Hippokratia, 14(Suppl 1), 29–37.
Meta-Analysis: Recent Developments in Quantitative Methods for Literature Reviews
Rosenthal, R., & DiMatteo, M. R. (2001). Meta-analysis: Recent developments in quantitative methods for literature reviews. Annual review of psychology, 52(1), 59-82.
A typology of reviews
Grant, M. J., & Booth, A. (2009). A typology of reviews: an analysis of 14 review types and associated methodologies. Health Information & Libraries Journal, 26(2), 91-108. doi:10.1111/j.1471-1842.2009.00848.x
How to Write a meta analysis