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Course GEDU 706 | Applied Educational Statistics
Course GEDU 708 | Research Methods in Education
General Education course descriptions in the USF General Catalog online.
Objectives or Outcomes:
- To know and apply the methods used in meta-analyses of research studies
- To understand and recognize the strengths and weaknesses or advantages and disadvantages of meta-analyses
- To analyze and evaluate the validity and reliability of coding of study characteristics in meta-analyses
- To know and apply the steps involved in a meta-analysis
- To develop a plan for a meta-analysis in the field of education
- To evaluate and critique a meta-analysis conducted on an educational topic
- Synthesizing quantitative research findings
- Conducting a meta-analysis
- Meta-analyses procedures
- Evaluating meta-analytic procedures and meta-analysis results
- 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.
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.