*Introduction to Meta-Analysis*:

- Outlines the role of meta-analysis in the research process
- Shows how to compute effects sizes and treatment effects
- Explains the fixed-effect and random-effects models for synthesizing data
- Demonstrates how to assess and interpret variation in effect size across studies
- Clarifies concepts using text and figures, followed by formulas and examples
- Explains how to avoid common mistakes in meta-analysis
- Discusses controversies in meta-analysis
- Features a web site with additional material and exercises

*A superb combination of lucid prose and informative graphics, written by four of the world’s* *leading experts on all aspects of meta-analysis. Borenstein, Hedges, Higgins, and Rothstein* *provide a refreshing departure from cookbook approaches with their clear explanations of* *the what and why of meta-analysis. The book is ideal as a course textbook or for self-study.* *My students, who used pre-publication versions of some of the chapters, raved about the* *clarity of the explanations and examples.* David Rindskopf, Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology, City University of New York, Graduate School and University Center, & Editor of the Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics*.*

*The approach taken by* Introduction to Meta-analysis *is intended to be primarily conceptual,* *and it is amazingly successful at achieving that goal. The reader can comfortably skip the* *formulas and still understand their application and underlying motivation. For the more* *statistically sophisticated reader, the relevant formulas and worked examples provide a superb* *practical guide to performing a meta-analysis. The book provides an eclectic mix of examples* *from education, social science, biomedical studies, and even ecology. For anyone considering* *leading a course in meta-analysis, or pursuing self-directed study, Introduction to* *Meta-analysis would be a clear first choice.* Jesse A. Berlin, ScD

Introduction to Meta-Analysis *is an excellent resource for novices and experts alike. The book* *provides a clear and comprehensive presentation of all basic and most advanced approaches* *to meta-analysis. This book will be referenced for decades.* Michael A. McDaniel, Professor of Human Resources and Organizational Behavior, Virginia Commonwealth University