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July 15, 2017

Learn How To Conduct Meta-Analyses Using WWC Tools And Databases

This may be of interest to some graduate students, researchers and those interested in meta-studies.

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Learn How to Conduct Meta-Analyses Using WWC Tools and Databases

Meta-analysis can be a powerful technique to examine the effects of an intervention, and how the effects vary depending on programmatic, setting, or research-specific conditions. However, collecting data for meta-analyses can be labor intensive.

Attend a free IES webinar to learn how the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) makes it easy to access the data from nearly 10,000 studies of educational interventions. This webinar will guide researchers on how to use information from the WWC website to obtain study-specific information that can be incorporated into a meta-analysis.

Dr. Josh Polanin, of Development Services Group, and Dr. Lauren Scher, of Concentric Research and Evaluation, will provide an overview of the key steps in conducting a meta-analysis and describe how researchers can use WWC resources during nearly every step of the process. In particular, the webinar will discuss how to export study-specific details from the WWC’s individual studies database, including data on effect sizes that may not be available in published study reports. The presentation will also demonstrate how to extract information from the database files and conduct a meta-analysis using R, a free statistical software package.

This presentation is intended for researchers who have a general understanding of meta-analytic techniques and familiarity with the WWC website and its offerings.

Using the WWC to Support Data Collection for Meta-Analyses
Thursday, July 27, 2017 
2:00–3:30 p.m. (ET)
Register here

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