On this page, you will find a legacy of practical resources and workshop materials which were developed during the course of the project. The materials are offered to the wider academic and educational community community under a Creative Commons licence. You should only use the materials for educational, not-for-profit use and you should acknowledge the source in any use.
Using Meta-analysis in your literature review
A half day workshop aimed at supporting doctoral students was offered at the British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conferences at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Manchester in September 2008 and 2009. A copy of the powerpoint presentation is available to download.
- MetaAnalysisPhD_Workshop.ppt (last modified: 9 March 2011)
What is Meta-analysis?
Professor Steve Higgins, School of Education, Durham University led a workshop at the ESRC Research Methods Festival 2010, St Catherine's College, Oxford entitled 'What is Meta-analysis'. A podcast of Professer Steve Higgins' presentation is available to download from the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) website in addition to the powerpoint presentation linked here.
- WhatIsMetaAnalysis2.ppt (last modified: 9 March 2011)
Level 1 Course Material
The powerpoint presentation for the introductory course 'Reading and Interpreting Quantiative Research Syntheses: an introduction to methodology' is provided:
The following group activity, a diamond ranking task, was also developed for the training. To use it, down load the resources and print out one copy of the diamond grid per group. You will need to print and cut out the sets of 9 statements on the other sheet, again one set of statements per group (there are two sets per sheet). Ask each group to agree which descriptions of research would be most suitable for meta-analysis (to go at the top of the diamond), and which would be least suitable (to go at the bottom), then agree where best to place the remaining statements.
Level 2 Course Material
The powerpoint presentation for the more advanced course 'Undertaking a Quantiative Synthesis' is provided:
- Level2_v12.ppt (last modified: 9 March 2011)