Statistical Methods for Meta-Analysis
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The main purpose of this book is to address the statistical issues for integrating independent studies. The Author of this Book is Ingram Olkin, Larry V. Hedges The Author of this Book is Ingram Olkin, Larry V. Array ISBN . Hedges There exist a number of papers and books that discuss the mechanics of collecting, coding, and preparing data for a meta-analysis , and we do not deal with these. Statistical Methods for Meta-Analysis available in English. Array ISBN . Because this book concerns methodology, the content necessarily is statistical, and at times mathematical. Statistical Methods for Meta-Analysis available in English. In order to make the material accessible to a wider audience, we have not provided proofs in the text. Where proofs are given, they are placed as commentary at the end of a chapter. These can be omitted at the discretion of the reader. Throughout the book we describe computational procedures whenever required. Many computations can be completed on a hand calculator, whereas some require the use of a standard statistical package such as SAS, SPSS, or BMD. Readers with experience using a statistical package or who conduct analyses such as multiple regression or analysis of variance should be able to carry out the analyses described with the aid of a statistical package.
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