Course Description
This course is an advanced graduate seminar designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to conduct basic research reviews, research syntheses, and metaanalyses. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, the increasing use of metaanalysis in formulating and enacting evidencebased policies and practices, the role of metaanalysis in theory development, principles and procedures for planning and executing research reviews and metaanalyses, identifying and retrieving literature, coding studies, computing effect sizes (e.g., based on means, binary data, and correlations) and their corresponding confidence intervals for metaanalysis, converting among effect sizes, factors that affect precision (e.g., variance, standard error, confidence intervals), fixedeffect and randomeffects models for metaanalysis, identifying and quantifying heterogeneity, prediction intervals, subgroup analysis, metaregression, metaanalysis with complex data structures, power analysis for metaanalysis, publication bias, and psychometric metaanalysis. Students should have at least a fundamental knowledge of applied statistics and experimental and quasiexperimental design to succeed in the course and will be required to plan and execute a basic metaanalysis. EMR 6550: Experimental and QuasiExperimental Designs, is a recommended, but not required, prerequisite. 
Syllabus
Course Syllabus PDF Instructors Kristin A. Hobson Required Textbooks Bornenstein, M., Hedges, L. V., Higgins, J. P. T., & Rothstein, H. R. (2009). Introduction to metaanalysis. West Sussex, UK: Wiley. Cooper, H., Hedges, L. V., & Valentine, J. C. (Eds.). (2009). The handbook of research synthesis and metaanalysis (2^{nd} ed.). New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation. Comprehensive MetaAnalysis 2.0 Order Form DOCX



Required Readings
These readings are for instructional purposes only. Anderson, C. A., et al. (2010). Violent video game effects on aggression, empathy, and prosocial behavior in eastern and western countries: A metaanalytic review. Psychological Bulletin, 136(2), 151173. PDF Beretavs, S. N. (2010). Metaanalysis. In G. R. Hancock, G. R. R. O. & Mueller (Eds.), The reviewer’s guide to quantitative methods in the social sciences (pp. 255264). New York, NY: Routledge. PDF Bornmann, L., diger Mutz, R., & Daniel, HD. (2010). A reliabilitygeneralization study of journal peer reviews: A multilevel metaanalysis of interrater reliability and its determinants. PLoS ONE, 5(2), e14331. PDF Cook, T. D., & Leviton, L. C. (1980). Reviewing the literature: A comparison of traditional methods with metaanalysis. Journal of Personality, 48(4), 449472. PDF DuBois, D. L., Holloway, B. E., Valentine, J. C., & Cooper, H. (2002). Effectiveness of mentoring programs for youth: A metaanalytic review. American Journal of Community Psychology, 30(2), 157197. PDF Peterson, J. L., & Shibley Hyde, J. (2010). A metaanalytic review of research on gender differences in sexuality, 1993–2007. Psychological Bulletin, 136(1), 2138. PDF Schwandt, T. A. (2000). Metaanalysis and everyday life: The good, the bad, and the ugly. American Journal of Evaluation, 21(2), 213219. PDF Wilson, S. J., & Lipsey, M. W. (2000).Wilderness challenge programs for delinquent youth: a metaanalysis of outcome evaluations. Evaluation and Program Planning, 23(1), 112. PDF 
Data Sets and Supplementary Materials
Effect Size Substantive Interpretation Guidelines PDF Effect Size Calculator for Standardized Mean Difference Type Effects (Wilson, 2001) XLSX MetaAnalysis with Means, Binary Data, and Correlations XLSX Campbell Collaboration Effect Size Calculator (Wilson, n.d.) HTML American Psychological Association (APA) MetaAnalysis Reporting Standards (MARS) PDF Sample Code Book PDF Data Sets 16 XLSX Data Sets for Heterogeneity Analysis XLSX Data Set for Subgroup Analysis XLSX Homework and Projects
Homework #1 PDF Homework #2 PDF Homework #3 PDF Homework #4 PDF Final Project PDF Lecture Notes Lecture 1 PPTX Lecture2 PPTX MetaAnalysis Repositories The Cochrane Collaboration HTML The Campbell Collaboration HTML What Works Clearinghouse HTML 
