Practical Meta-Analysis Toolkit

Date: /1996

Author(s): Mark W. Lipsey, David B. Wilson

The purpose of this Toolkit is to provide a practical guide to conducting meta-analysis with emphasis on its application to applied research, especially mental health research. Meta-analysis applies only to empirical research studies. It cannot be used to summarize theoretical papers, conventional research reviews, policy proposals, and the like. It applies only to research studies that produce quantitative findings. It should be noted that meta-analysis appears under many labels in published literature, e.g., quantitative synthesis, research synthesis, research integration, and the like. The toolkit comes with a disk that contains the MS Excel Effect Size Program, SPSS Macros, and Example Data Files.

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