The Resource How science takes stock : the story of meta-analysis, Morton Hunt

How science takes stock : the story of meta-analysis, Morton Hunt

Label
How science takes stock : the story of meta-analysis
Title
How science takes stock
Title remainder
the story of meta-analysis
Statement of responsibility
Morton Hunt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • He demonstrates how the statistical techniques of meta-analysis produce more accurate data than a standard literature review or the old-fashioned process of tallying up the results of each scientific study as if they were votes in an election. Further, Hunt answers skeptics who claim that dissimilarities between studies are often too significant for meta-analysis to be any more than an "apples and oranges" approach
  • How Science Takes Stock tells the story of meta-analysis through the eyes of its architects and champions, and chronicles its history, techniques, achievements, and controversies. Noted science author Morton Hunt visits key practitioners and recounts their use of meta-analysis to resolve important scientific puzzles and long-standing debates. With each account, Hunt illustrates the major components of the meta-analytic method, reveals strategies for resolving practical and theoretical problems, and discusses the impact of meta-analysis on the science and policy communities
  • Policymakers, medical practitioners, and the public alike face a bewildering flood of new and often contradictory scientific studies on almost every topic. Does psychotherapy work, and if so what form works best? Does federal spending on education improve student performance? Whatever the issue, the growth of modern science has often done more to stir up controversy than to establish reliable knowledge. To address this problem, scientists in several fields have developed a sophisticated new methodology called meta-analysis. By numerically combining diverse research findings on a single question, meta-analysis can be used to identify their central tendency and reach conclusions far more reliable than those of any single investigation
Cataloging source
JSTOR
Dewey number
001.4/22
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q175
LC item number
.H94 1997eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
How science takes stock : the story of meta-analysis, Morton Hunt
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-203) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Making order of scientific chaos -- Settling doubts about psychotherapy -- Clarifying murky issues in education -- "Who shall decide, when doctors disagree?" -- Firming up the shaky social sciences -- Lighting the way for makers of social policy -- Epilogue: the future of meta-analysis
Control code
ocn906809346
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 210 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610442961
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/ctt5rxqht
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not applicable
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.b32966337
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)906809346
  • jstor1610442962

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