EPSĀ 710. Meta-analytic methods for research synthesis.. 3 Credit Hours.

Meta-analysis is the general practice of combining, comparing, and interpreting statistics across a set of studies that investigate the same (or similar) phen omena using a properly motivated theoretical framework. Meta-analysis has beco me a popular tool in a variety of research disciplines, including the social sc iences, education, medicine, and business. This course porvides a thorough int orduction to the theoretical foundations of meta-analysis, discusses commonly u sed statistical techniques, and analyzes several examples of the existing meta- analysis. Emphasis is placed on application, so that students are trained to i ndependently perform a meta-analysis, from start to finish, in whatever substan tive area interests students the most.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.