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  1. Meta-analysis for descriptive research.

    Article - En anglais

    Although nurses have begun to use meta-analysis, a review of the nursing literature demonstrates that its use has not been maximized.

    Meta-analysis can be employed to synthesize descriptive as well as experimental research, yet attention in nursing has focused almost exclusively on meta-analysis techniques for, and meta-analytic studies of, experimental research.

    Furthermore, nursing literature has emphasized use of the effect size index (d) rather than the correlation index (r); the latter may, in some cases, be the more suitable metric, particularly with meta-analysis of correlational studies.

    An argument is made for the value of meta-analysis as a technique for integrating descriptive research, and an overview of different meta-analytic approaches to data analysis using the correlational index with descriptive research is provided.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Recherche scientifique, Analyse statistique, Méthodologie, Nursing, Métaanalyse, Article synthèse, Méthode mesure, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Scientific research, Statistical analysis, Methodology, Nursing, Metaanalysis, Review, Measurement method, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0166814

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 199406.