By Larry V. Hedges
The most objective of this booklet is to deal with the statistical concerns for integrating self sufficient stories. There exist a few papers and books that debate the mechanics of gathering, coding, and getting ready information for a meta-analysis , and we don't take care of those.
Because this ebook matters method, the content material unavoidably is statistical, and every now and then mathematical. so as to make the cloth available to a much wider viewers, we've not supplied proofs within the textual content. the place proofs are given, they're positioned as observation on the finish of a bankruptcy. those will be passed over on the discretion of the reader.
Throughout the e-book we describe computational tactics every time required. Many computations will be accomplished on a hand calculator, while a few require using a typical statistical package deal comparable to SAS, SPSS, or BMD. Readers with event utilizing a statistical package deal or who behavior analyses similar to a number of regression or research of variance can be in a position to perform the analyses defined by way of a statistical package deal.
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