Meta-analysis is arguably the most important methodological innovation in the social and behavioural sciences in the last 25 years. This revision of Hunter and Schmidt's book, Methods of Meta-Analysis (SAGE 1990), covers the important new developments in meta-analysis methods over the last 14 years. This edition presents an evaluation of fixed versus random effects models for meta-analysis, new methods for correcting for indirect range restriction in meta-analysis, new developments in corrections for measurement error (including how to select the appropriate reliability coefficients to use), a discussion of a new Windows-based program package for applying the meta-analysis methods presented in the book, and a discussion of the theories of data underlying different approaches to meta-analysis. Coverage of these topics along with updated coverage of many other topics makes this book the most comprehensive text on meta-analysis methods available today.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Number of pages: 616
Weight: 1050 g
Dimensions: 254 x 177 x 31 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
"Clearly written and compellingly argued, this book explains the procedures and benefits of correcting for measurement error and range restriction and details the methodological developments in meta-analysis over the last decade. No one should consider conducting a meta-analysis without first reading this book. It is essential reading for all scientists." -- Michael A. McDaniel
"A book that will certainly appeal not only to the students, but will also be a great reference source for the technically sophisticated professional. The breadth and depth of the coverage, not to mention the novelty and clarity of writing, makes this book a classic in the field. It covers (and at times introduces) many novel issues that will be in the forefront for some years to come-as such a must read for all meta-analysts." -- Vish C. Viswesvaran, Ph.D.