The Handbook of Research Synthesis

Author: Harris Cooper,Larry V. Hedges

Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation

ISBN: 1610441370

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

View: 5853

“The Handbook is a comprehensive treatment of literature synthesis and provides practical advice for anyone deep in the throes of, just teetering on the brink of, or attempting to decipher a meta-analysis. Given the expanding application and importance of literature synthesis, understanding both its strengths and weaknesses is essential for its practitioners and consumers. This volume is a good beginning for those who wish to gain that understanding.” —Chance “Meta-analysis, as the statistical analysis of a large collection of results from individual studies is called, has now achieved a status of respectability in medicine. This respectability, when combined with the slight hint of mystique that sometimes surrounds meta-analysis, ensures that results of studies that use it are treated with the respect they deserve....The Handbook of Research Synthesis is one of the most important publications in this subject both as a definitive reference book and a practical manual.”—British Medical Journal The Handbook of Research Synthesis is the definitive reference and how-to manual for behavioral and medical scientists applying the craft of research synthesis. It draws upon twenty years of ground-breaking advances that have transformed the practice of synthesizing research literature from an art into a scientific process in its own right. Editors Harris Cooper and Larry V. Hedges have brought together leading authorities to guide the reader through every stage of the research synthesis process—problem formulation, literature search and evaluation, statistical integration, and report preparation. The Handbook of Research Synthesis incorporates in a single volume state-of-the-art techniques from all quantitative synthesis traditions, including Bayesian inference and the meta-analytic approaches. Distilling a vast technical literature and many informal sources, the Handbook provides a portfolio of the most effective solutions to problems of quantitative data integration. The Handbook of Research Synthesis also provides a rich treatment of the non-statistical aspects of research synthesis. Topics include searching the literature, managing reference databases and registries, and developing coding schemes. Those engaged in research synthesis will also find useful advice on how tables, graphs, and narration can be deployed to provide the most meaningful communication of the results of research synthesis. The Handbook of Research Synthesis is an illuminating compilation of practical instruction, theory, and problem solving. It provides an accumulation of knowledge about the craft of reviewing a scientific literature that can be found in no other single source. The Handbook offers the reader thorough instruction in the skills necessary to conduct powerful research syntheses meeting the highest standards of objectivity, systematicity, and rigor demanded of scientific enquiry. This definitive work will represent the state of the art in research synthesis for years to come.

Learning through writing

a compendium of assignments and techniques

Author: Eileen M. Herteis,W. Alan Wright,Dalhousie University. Office of Instructional Development and Technology,Brad Abernethy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 32

View: 7648

Medieval Science, Technology, and Medicine

An Encyclopedia

Author: Thomas F. Glick,Steven Livesey,Faith Wallis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135459320

Category: History

Page: 624

View: 1504

Medieval Science, Technology, and Medicine details the whole scope of scientific knowledge in the medieval period in more than 300 A to Z entries. This resource discusses the research, application of knowledge, cultural and technology exchanges, experimentation, and achievements in the many disciplines related to science and technology. Coverage includes inventions, discoveries, concepts, places and fields of study, regions, and significant contributors to various fields of science. There are also entries on South-Central and East Asian science. This reference work provides an examination of medieval scientific tradition as well as an appreciation for the relationship between medieval science and the traditions it supplanted and those that replaced it. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages website.

CORP 2011 Proceedings/Tagungsband

Author: Manfred Schrenk,Vasily V. Popovich,Peter Zeile

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 3950311017

Category: City planning

Page: 1447

View: 2457

The MPTS Research Network, Strengthening Links

Report of the Third Research Committee Meeting, Held June 4-10, 1990 in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Author: MPTS Research Committee. Meeting

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Forests and forestry

Page: 60

View: 5314

Routledge Revivals

Medieval Science, Technology and Medicine (2006): An Encyclopedia

Author: Professor Thomas F Glick

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351676172

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 9033

First published in 2005, this encyclopedia demonstrates that the millennium from the fall of the Roman Empire to the Renaissance was a period of great intellectual and practical achievement and innovation. In Europe, the Islamic world, South and East Asia, and the Americas, individuals built on earlier achievements, introduced sometimes radical refinements and laid the foundations for modern development. Medieval Science, Technology, and Medicine details the whole scope of scientific knowledge in the medieval period in more than 300 A to Z entries. This comprehensive resource discusses the research, application of knowledge, cultural and technology exchanges, experimentation, and achievements in the many disciplines related to science and technology. It also looks at the relationship between medieval science and the traditions it supplanted. Written by a select group of international scholars, this reference work will be of great use to scholars, students, and general readers researching topics in many fields, including medieval studies, world history, history of science, history of technology, history of medicine, and cultural studies.

Annual Editions: Research Methods

Author: Mary Renck Jalongo,Gail J. Gerlach,Wenfan Yan

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin

ISBN: 9780072404371

Category: Reference

Page: 229

View: 5170

A collection of current, carefully selected articles from some of the most respected newspapers, magazines, and journals published today. Within the pages of this new volume are interesting, well-illustrated articles providing effective and useful perspectives on today's important topics concerning research methods. Our student Web site, Dushkin Online (www.dushkin.com/online/), is designed to support Annual Editions titles.

Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 909

Reflexive Anthropologie

Author: Pierre Bourdieu,Loïc J. D. Wacquant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518293935

Category: Sociology

Page: 351

View: 4580

SocioAbs

Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

View: 4209

Narrative Interviews

Author: Ivonne Küsters

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783531161532

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

View: 6872

Dieses Buch führt in die Methode des narrativen Interviews und in die zugehörigen Auswertungsverfahren ein. Dabei werden sämtliche Schritte eines qualitativen Forschungsprozesses mit narrativen Interviews - Entwicklung der Fragestellung, Sampling, Erhebung und Auswertung von Interviews, Typenbildung, Theoriebezug der empirischen Ergebnisse - sowohl allgemein erläutert, als auch an einem durchgehenden Forschungsbeispiel, einer biographie- und musiksoziologischen Untersuchung, exemplarisch in der Anwendung gezeigt. Daneben werden die erzähltheoretischen und methodologischen Grundlagen des narrativen Verfahrens, seine Einsatzmöglichkeiten in diversen Forschungsfeldern, auch über den Haupteinsatzbereich Biographieforschung hinaus, sowie die Kritik an der Methode behandelt.

Problemata Physica

Author: N.A

Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag

ISBN: 3050048700

Category: Philosophy

Page: 766

View: 7562

Die "Problemata Physica" stellen ein Konglomerat von nacharistotelischen Schriften dar, deren Hauptteil im Wesentlichen im 3. Jahrhundert v. Chr. von Angehörigen des Peripatos im Anschluss an echte aristotelische Aufzeichnungen zum Gebrauch in der Schule selbst zusammengestellt wurden. Die in 36 Bücher eingeteilte Sammlung ist von besonderem Interesse, weil das hier behandelte Material aus den verschiedensten Bereichen – Medizin, Zoologie, Botanik, Musik – einzig in dieser Quelle überliefert worden ist und Aufschluss über die Geschichte dieser Wissenschaften gibt.

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 2168

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Die Kunst des professionellen Schreibens

ein Leitfaden für die Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften

Author: Howard Saul Becker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783593367101

Category: Academic writing

Page: 223

View: 9759