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How to Conduct a Meta-Analysis in the Social Sciences

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During this step-by-step 1.5 hour workshop you'll learn to:

  • Develop precise research questions
  • Formulate inclusion/exclusion criteria
  • Develop a search and selection protocol
  • Develop a codebook for extracting relevant data from included studies
  • Calculate omnibus effect sizes
  • Test for publication bias and moderators of meta-analytic associations

This workshop is a primer on conducting MAs in the social sciences and aims to provide you with the skills needed to gain command over the daunting tasks associated with designing and conducting a high-quality, multi-stepped MA. Several empirical examples will be used to illustrate how to conduct a MA with correlational data using the R statistical software program.  If you are interested or have any questions, please email Holly at

Friday, February 15, 2019 -
1:15pm to 2:45pm
Room 423 Tobin Hall, UMass Amherst
Free and open to the public!