Posted by ebrothen included in Uncategorized
While looking for quantitative studies, you may have come across the meta-analysis. At first glance it may remind you of a literature review article, since it looks at so many different studies in a single area. But it’s actually a bit more precise than that.
A meta-analysis lets the researcher compile the results from multiple quantitative research studies on a specific topic. The compiled studies will have a few differences from each other, are are typically done by a number of different researchers.
Many research studies are small, and may give conflicting results, so the meta-analysis provides an opportunity to find more significant results that give a clearer picture of what’s really going on.
Curious to see what one looks like? Why not try the following from the Capella Library:
You can see the literature review, the methods, and the results of the study. And perhaps it may give you insight into your own academic achievement . . .
Posted: June 5th, 2009 under Uncategorized.