Statistical considerations

Larry V. Hedges*

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Research synthesis is an empirical process. As with any empirical research, statistical considerations have an influence at many points in the process. Some of these, such as how to estimate a particular effect parameter or establish its sampling uncertainty, are narrowly matters of statistical practice. They are considered in detail in subsequent chapters of this handbook. Other issues are more conceptual and might best be considered statistical considerations that impinge on general matters of research strategy or interpretation. This chapter addresses selected issues related to interpretation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Hand. of Res. Synthesis and Meta-Analysis, 2nd Ed.
PublisherRussell Sage Foundation
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9780871541635
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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