DUAN & REED: How Are Meta-Analyses Different Across Disciplines?

INTRODUCTION Recently, one of us gave a workshop on how to conduct meta-analyses. The workshop was attended by participants from a number of different disciplines, including economics, finance, psychology, management, and health sciences. During the course of the workshop, it…

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One Question + Many Researchers = Many Different Answers

[Excerpts taken from the article “Crowdsourcing hypothesis tests: Making transparent how design choices shape research results” by Justin Landy and many others, posted at the preprint repository at the University of Essex] “…we introduce a crowdsourced approach to hypothesis testing….

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Bad News and Good News for Meta-Analyses in Economics

[Excerpts taken from the working paper “Practical Significance, Meta-Analysis and the Credibility of Economics” by Tom Stanley and Chris Doucouliagos, posted at SSRN] “…we find that large biases and high rates of false positives will often be found by conventional meta-analysis methods….

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