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As I write, the first day of 2014 is fading and the new year will quickly become just a fact along the way. The reprieve from emails and demands that the holidays permit will be a distant memory. And big data will grow bigger and bigger still and require more and more help from cool research synthesis procedures and meta-analytic statistics. That's why we are here. I am teaching a graduate seminar this spring on the subject, at the University of Connecticut, and I've asked…

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Added by Blair T. Johnson on January 1, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Mastering Meta-Analysis

Most of what scholars do hinges on having sufficient skill to create meaningful assessments of knowledge and the evidence base that underlies it. Meta-analysis is a skill set you can develop if you work at it with enough deliberative practice. How much deliberate practice does it take?…

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Added by Blair T. Johnson on December 30, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

  1. Advance the science. If we do meta-analysis better, science and application will profit, and resources can be better allocated for these purposes.

  2. Assume a general, broad audience. Some, perhaps most, readers will not be university affiliated at all. Some may have no clue (yet) what the heck a ‘meta-analysis’ is. (Perhaps they think, “super-Freud,” as though "meta-analysis" means "super-psycho-analytic"?) Thus,…
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Added by Blair T. Johnson on March 24, 2010 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

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