Integrating research evidence: A commentary on meta-analysis

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Abstract

Discusses (1) the need to specify the null hypothesis and the danger of posing overly broad questions; (2) the adequacy of the empirical data base and its poor correspondence to clinical realities; (3) the frequent confounding of variables, particularly when data are aggregated across studies; (4) the limitations of multivariate statistical methods; (5) the variable quality of research, with particular stress on the proper treatment of poor-quality research; and (6) the apparent objectivity of meta-analytic methods. (14 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-75
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of consulting and clinical psychology
Volume51
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1983
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • methodological issues in meta-analysis of psychotherapy outcome research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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