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Handbook of Meta-analysis in Ecology and Evolution$
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Julia Koricheva, Jessica Gurevitch, and Kerrie Mengersen

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780691137285

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691137285.001.0001

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History and Progress of Meta-analysis

History and Progress of Meta-analysis

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(p.407) 25 History and Progress of Meta-analysis
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Handbook of Meta-analysis in Ecology and Evolution
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Joseph Lau

Hannah R. Rothstein

Gavin B. Stewart

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691137285.003.0025

Meta-analysis was first introduced in medicine and the social sciences, and was used extensively in these fields decades earlier than in ecology and evolutionary biology. This chapter reviews the development of meta-analysis in medicine and the social sciences in order to illustrate its background and compare its application in these fields to those in ecology and evolution. Here, “medicine” refers to all aspects of health care and the biomedical sciences, including the diagnosis and treatment of individual patients, public health policy, health care financing and decision making, and basic and clinical biomedical research. Social science, as defined in this chapter, covers a variety of disciplines, including social, clinical, and organizational psychology, education, social welfare, criminology, business management, and economics. It encompasses both basic and applied research, and may focus on theory formulation and testing, or on informing policy or practice.

Keywords:   meta-analysis, medicine, social sciences, ecology, evolutionary biology

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