The need for research synthesis grows along with the volume of contemporary published scholarship. Reporting such synthesis warrants rigorous guidelines for preparing these important, information-rich documents that make statements concerning the state of knowledge about a topic, gaps in knowledge, or the aggregation or integration of primary research. Cooper’s revised and expanded fourth edition of Research Synthesis and MetaAnalysis: A Step-by-Step Approach (2010) provides these needed guidelines with special attention given to the threats to validity at all steps of the research synthesis process.
Quantitative, Qualitative, Research Synthesis, Systematic, Guidelines, Meta-Analysis, Synthesist, Validity
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Hansen, C. (2009). More Tools for the Synthesist’s Toolbag in Harris Cooper’s Research Synthesis and Meta-Analysis: A Step-by-Step Approach (4th ed.). The Qualitative Report, 15(1), 301-305. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol15/iss1/16