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Meta-Analysis

Offerings:
Course GEDU 722 | Irregular scheduling. If you are interested in this course, please check the course catalog for more information or contact your program advisor.

Prerequisites:
Course GEDU 706 | Applied Educational Statistics
Course GEDU 708 | Research Methods in Education

Catalog Description:

General Education course descriptions in the USF General Catalog online.

Objectives or Outcomes:

  1. To know and apply the methods used in meta-analyses of research studies
  2. To understand and recognize the strengths and weaknesses or advantages and disadvantages of meta-analyses
  3. To analyze and evaluate the validity and reliability of coding of study characteristics in meta-analyses
  4. To know and apply the steps involved in a meta-analysis
  5. To develop a plan for a meta-analysis in the field of education
  6. To evaluate and critique a meta-analysis conducted on an educational topic

Course Topics:

  1. Synthesizing quantitative research findings
  2. Conducting a meta-analysis
  3. Meta-analyses procedures
  4. Evaluating meta-analytic procedures and meta-analysis results
  5. Ethics of meta-analysis research

Criteria for Evaluation:

  • Evaluation of a published meta-analysis
  • Develop a preliminary plan for a meta-analysis

Required Course Textbooks:

Light, R. J. and Pillemer, D. B. (1984). Summing up: The science of reviewing research. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Rosenthal, R. (1991). Meta-analytic procedures for social research (revised ed.). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Required Reading:

Blimling, G. S. (1988). Meta-analysis: A statistical method for integrating the results of empirical studies. Journal of College Student Development, 29, 543-548.

Manke, M. P. and Erwin, T. D. (1988). Meta-analysis: Summarizing student development literature quantitatively. Journal of College Student Development, 29 , 549-552.