Tools for Those Who Summarize the Evidence Base
This article, Johnson_Boynton_SPPCompass_2008.pdf, gives a "big picture" on meta-analysis as it has been (and may be) applied in the discipline of social-personality psychology, though it is applicable to other fields as well. Here's an APA-style reference that also links to the website that hosts the article:
Johnson, B. T., & Boynton, M. H. (2008). Cumulating evidence about the social animal: Meta-analysis in social-personality psychology. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 2, 817-841.
There is a pre-print version available here since 16 December 2011.
Please post other such readings here!
The published version is also available on ResearchGate since Fall, 2012.
Here is a preprint of a chapter that will appear in 2013. I could see galleys of this thing in December or January, so if you have comments, I'd be appreciative.
Thanks so much for posting Cumulating Evidence - it's like a "to-go" version of your intro lectures. Very helpful!