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).
- methodological issues in meta-analysis of psychotherapy outcome research
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health