The Resource Handbook of meta-analysis in ecology and evolution, edited by Julia Koricheva, Jessica Gurevitch, and Kerrie Mengersen

Handbook of meta-analysis in ecology and evolution, edited by Julia Koricheva, Jessica Gurevitch, and Kerrie Mengersen

Label
Handbook of meta-analysis in ecology and evolution
Title
Handbook of meta-analysis in ecology and evolution
Statement of responsibility
edited by Julia Koricheva, Jessica Gurevitch, and Kerrie Mengersen
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Meta-analysis is a powerful statistical methodology for synthesizing research evidence across independent studies. This is the first comprehensive handbook of meta-analysis written specifically for ecologists and evolutionary biologists, and it provides an invaluable introduction for beginners as well as an up-to-date guide for experienced meta-analysts. The chapters, written by renowned experts, walk readers through every step of meta-analysis, from problem formulation to the presentation of the results. The handbook identifies both the advantages of using meta-analysis for research synthesis and the potential pitfalls and limitations of meta-analysis (including when it should not be used). Different approaches to carrying out a meta-analysis are described, and include moment and least-square, maximum likelihood, and Bayesian approaches, all illustrated using worked examples based on real biological datasets. This one-of-a-kind resource is uniquely tailored to the biological sciences, and will provide an invaluable text for practitioners from graduate students and senior scientists to policymakers in conservation and environmental management. Walks you through every step of carrying out a meta-analysis in ecology and evolutionary biology, from problem formulation to result presentation Brings together experts from a broad range of fields Shows how to avoid, minimize, or resolve pitfalls such as missing data, publication bias, varying data quality, nonindependence of observations, and phylogenetic dependencies among species Helps you choose the right software Draws on numerous examples based on real biological datasets "--
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
576.8
Index
index present
LC call number
QH541.15.S72
LC item number
H36 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Handbook of meta-analysis in ecology and evolution, edited by Julia Koricheva, Jessica Gurevitch, and Kerrie Mengersen
Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
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Content category
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Control code
000050451151
Extent
498 pages
Isbn
9780691137292
Lccn
2012041108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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