Meta-Analysis as a Choice to Improve Research in Career and Technical Education
Career and Technical Education Research
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A search of the ERIC and Academic Search Premier data bases, and a comprehensive review of literature suggest that meta-analysis is ignored by career and technical education (CTE) researchers, a situation that is regrettable but remediable. The purpose of this theoretical paper is to provide CTE researchers and consumers with procedures for conducting meta-analytic research. The highlights presented include an overview of the history meta-analysis, selected meta-analysis procedures, and advantages of meta-analysis. The paper cautions that CTE consumers and policy makers should be aware of some of the limitations associated with meta-analysis. A key assertion of this paper is that meta-analysis will be most valuable when used by those who are conversant with career and technical education. Finally, strategies for obtaining effect sizes for selected SPSS analyses are provided.
Career and technical education, Effect size, Meta-analysis
Gordon, H. R.,
McClain, C. R.,
Meta-Analysis as a Choice to Improve Research in Career and Technical Education.
Career and Technical Education Research(2),