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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Resources for Learning and Doing Research Synthesis, Part 1

In this blog I’ll cover diverse topics in meta-analytic methodology.  It isn’t, however, intended as a one-stop resource.  Whether you (plan to) produce or consume research syntheses, teach would-be meta-analysts, or follow this topic for other reasons, you’ll likely benefit from other sources of information and support.  This is especially true if you’re interested in areas of the research synthesis landscape beyond the realm of meta-analytic techniques.

In this two-part post I’ll try to drive visitors away from this blog. 😮  Specifically, I’ll describe several (related) types of resources to consider: organizations and training here in Part 1, and methodological publications, software, and collaborators later in Part 2.
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Content of and Plan for ‘Meta-Analysis Sandwich’

Welcome to my first ever blog.  In this inaugural post I’ll comment on topics I anticipate covering, a few challenges of blogging about statistics, and my primary reasons for undertaking this endeavor.

Anticipated Topics

This blog is about meta-analysis methodology and related topics.  Let’s break that down:
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