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A special attention is given to systematic reviews with meta-analysis that represent the gold standard for conducting reliable and trustworthy quantitative syntheses of primary studies. Increasingly, researchers from different fields (life sciences, social sciences, etc.) perform and publish systematic reviews with meta-analysis to summarize the available evidence and to offer to professionals, users, policy makers an updated picture of the state-of-the-art on a specific area of study. IDOSTATISTICS accompanies the researcher in the realization of systematic reviews with meta-analysis by providing references, instructions, tutorials, and even specific software, useful to produce excellent publications.
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A very interesting article by Elisabetta Crocetti that introduces the meta- analysis, step by step suggests the best practices , and discusses the importance of conducting a meta- analysis for the emerging adult field. Read More
The fifth edition of the Cooper meta-analysis manual is available. Cooper, H. (2016). Research synthesis and meta-analysis: A step-by-step approach, 5th Edition.Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage A Step-by-Step Approach 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 Read More