Conference Agenda

Session Overview
Workshop 4
Wednesday, 06/Mar/2019:
2:00 - 5:00

Location: Room 149
TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences


The Meta-Analytical Research Process

Jessica Daikeler, Bernd Weiß

GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany

Duration of the workshop: 2.5 h

Target groups:
The workshop is aimed at researchers planning their own meta-analysis or evaluating the quality of meta-analyses.

Is the workshop geared at an exclusively German or an international audience? international audience

Workshop language: English

Description of the content of the workshop:
This workshop will provide an overview of the individual steps of a meta-analysis (problem statement, systematic retrieval of studies, coding/ transformation, analysis, and interpretation) and will place particular emphasis on quality aspects.

Goals of the workshop:

  • get to know the specific steps of a meta-analysis
  • best pratices and evaluation in meta-analystical techniques"

Necessary prior knowledge of participants:
Being familar with published meta-analysis. i) Literature that participants need to read prior to participation Borenstein, M., Hedges, L. V., Higgins, J. P. T., & Rothstein, H. R. (2009). Introduction to meta-analysis. John Wiley and Sons. (Preface, part 1; Pages xxi-xxviii and 3-14)

Recommended additional literature: none

Information about the instructor:

Jessica Daikeler is currently preparing her dissertation on "The application of meta-analyses in survey methods". She is working on meta-analytical publications on response rate comparison, interviewer training, and paradata.
Dr. Bernd Weiß is head of the GESIS Panel, and deputy head of the GESIS department Survey Design and Methodology. He currently serves as co-chair of the Campbell Collaboration training group. He is currently involved in systematic reviews and meta-analyses in the areas of survey methodology, family sociology, economics as well as educational sciences.

Maximum number of participants: 20

Will participants need to bring their own devices in order to be able to access the Internet? Will they need to bring anything else to the workshop? no