Do We Really Understand a Research Topic? Finding Answers Through Meta-Analyses
Posted: 12 May 2013
Date Written: January 10, 2013
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.
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