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Applied Statistics | Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms | Biostatistics | Human Geography | Other Statistics and Probability | Personality and Social Contexts | Probability | Psychological Phenomena and Processes | Social Psychology | Spatial Science | Statistical Methodology | Statistical Models | Statistical Theory


This publication provides a contemporary treatment of the subject of meta-analysis in relation to social-personality psychology. Meta-analysis literally refers to the statistical pooling of the results of independent studies on a given subject, although in practice it refers as well to other steps of research synthesis, including defining the question under investigation, gathering all available research reports, coding of information about the studies and their effects, and interpretation/dissemination of results. Discussed as well are the hallmarks of high-quality meta-analyses.


This publication is a thorough update over another published in 2000 by the same authors,