Building a Better Bibliography

My previous blog post was more than two months ago.  Since then I’ve nearly completed Part 6 in my 7-part overview of meta-analysis, about various types of problems that can arise.  It’s long-ish and covers several pertinent issues, such as aberrant cases (e.g., outliers), sources of bias (e.g., reporting biases, artifacts), threats to validity, and sensitivity analyses.  I’d like to post that before September.

Meanwhile, I invite you to test-drive the project that’s consumed much of my time during the past couple of months: building a CiteULike library on methodology for research synthesis (Meth4ReSyn). Read the rest of this entry »

Resources for Learning and Doing Research Synthesis, Part 2

In Part 1 of this two-part post I mentioned a few major organizations that provide resources for research synthesis and described numerous training opportunities.  Here, in Part 2, I’ll discuss the plethora of publications on relevant methodology, options for software, and potential benefits of involving collaborators (e.g., colleagues, consultants).
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