A Tool for Distributed Meta-Analysis

21 Pages Posted: 24 Jun 2014

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James Rising

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

Solomon Hsiang

University of California, Berkeley; National Bureau of Economic Research

Date Written: June 23, 2014

Abstract

Scientists and policy-makers in many fields struggle to synthesize the quickly evolving state of empirical work. We create an online tool for collecting, analyzing, combining, and communicating a wide range of empirical results, and supporting their integration into computational models. Scientists engaged in empirical research or in the review of others' work can input rich numerical and analytical descriptions of empirically estimated relationships. The tool incorporates them into a new database of statistical results, which researchers can expand both in depth (by providing additional results that describing existing relationships) and breadth (by adding new relationships).

Keywords: meta-analysis, crowd-sourcing, empirical estimates

JEL Classification: C11, C52, C87

Suggested Citation

Rising, James and Hsiang, Solomon, A Tool for Distributed Meta-Analysis (June 23, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2458129 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2458129

James Rising (Contact Author)

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment ( email )

Houghton Street
London, WC2A 2AE
Great Britain

HOME PAGE: http://existencia.org/pro

Solomon Hsiang

University of California, Berkeley ( email )

2607 Hearst Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94720-7320
United States

HOME PAGE: http://gspp.berkeley.edu/directories/faculty/solomon-hsiang

National Bureau of Economic Research ( email )

1050 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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