The course is taught in the form of interactive seminars in which students will complete four individual assignments, one each day. After the submission of each assignment, students will receive feedback.
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Topics that will be discussed:
- The two types of systematic reviews.
- Open science and meta-analysis: multisite replications.
- The pros and cons of meta-analysis.
- Publication bias and the quality of publications.
- Effect size and how to calculate it.
- Literature search, exclusion, inclusion, and coding.
- Heterogeneity and its consequences.
- Available software, including JASP.
- The fixed- and random-effects model.
- Estimating overall effect size.
- Analysis of moderators.
Additionally, students will become familiar with examples of published research to learn more about how to analyse them.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
- Formulate a research question to conduct a meta-analysis.
- Carry out an extensive literature search.
- Systematically review relevant literature.
- Code studies fitting inclusion criteria.
- Meta-analyze the coded effects using JASP software.
- Interpret and report the meta-analytic results.
- Apply PRISMA standards in a report.