Synthesizing Research: A Guide for Literature Reviews

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SAGE, 15 ene. 1998 - 201 páginas
Lauded by thousands of readers for providing researchers with the first practical approach for doing systematic literature reviews, this popular book had been thoroughly updated and revised to include the latest information on: - The use of electronic technology and the internet to conduct literature searches - Expanded discussions of retrieving and coding information from research documents to produce coding sheets - Updated coverage of report writing that included APA's new guidelines and recent practices adopted by research syntheses. Author Harry Cooper shows how to do a comprehensive synthesis of past research on a topic via a five stage, step-by-step process of synthesizing research, beginning with the conceptualization of the problem to be reviewed through the presentation of the results. In addition, Cooper explains the procedures used to statistically combine the results of studies; validity issues, particularly in regard to problem formulation, study retrieval and the evaluation of research studies; and techniques for combining significance levels of independent findings and for combining effect sizes across findings. Readers who are engaged in writing a research report, dissertation, or book will find Cooper's tips a welcome aid for doing more effective - and efficient - literature reviews.

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Harris Cooper is Hugo L. Blomquist professor for psychology and neuroscience at Duke University. In 2007, he received the Contributions to Research Synthesis Methodology Award from the International Campbell Collaboration. In 2008, he received the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Research Synthesis Methodology. He has been the editor of Psychological Bulletin and Archives of Scientific Psychology. From 2009 to 2015, he was the Chief Editorial Advisor to the American Psychological Association’s journal publishing program. His substantive interests include application of social and developmental psychology to education policy.

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