Do We Really Understand a Research Topic? Finding Answers Through Meta-Analyses

Posted: 12 May 2013

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Timothy M. Devinney

University of Manchester - Alliance Manchester Business School

Ryan Tang

University of South Australia - UniSA Business School

Date Written: January 10, 2013

Abstract

Meta-analysis is one of a number of scientific approaches for accumulating knowledge in a research domain. It provides a quantitative synthesis of a literature using various statistic instruments. This chapter introduces the main points underlying meta-analytic methodology by discussing its merits when compared to a conventional literature review and covers the fundamental approaches used when conducting a meta-analysis. Criticism on meta-analysis is briefly discussed in context when discussing the major issues facing meta-analysis in international business.

Suggested Citation

Devinney, Timothy M. and Tang, Ryan, Do We Really Understand a Research Topic? Finding Answers Through Meta-Analyses (January 10, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2260852 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2260852

Timothy M. Devinney

University of Manchester - Alliance Manchester Business School ( email )

Booth Street West
Manchester, M15 6PB
United Kingdom

Ryan Tang (Contact Author)

University of South Australia - UniSA Business School ( email )

Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Australia

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