PSIC-4601 Introduction to Meta-Analysis

The Meta-Analysis has been consolidating itself as the appropriate methodology to quantitatively integrate the published results of a research field. By the end of the course, students must be able to read a meta-analysis published in a scientific magazine and to assess, in a critical way, its procedures, analysis techniques and conclusions. Likewise, they must be capable of expressing how they will define the conduction of a meta-analysis and perform the most basic procedures autonomously. The specific objectives of the course are: 1) To understand the philosophy in which the meta-analysis is based, 2) To apply the most basic techniques of data analysis, and 3) to attain the necessary skills to critically understand and assess a meta-analysis published in an international magazine.