The Meta-Analysis 6 Week Webinar Class

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Use the button below to purchase a seat in the next Meta-Analysis 6-week webinar class.

About the Course

The class will be held from January 23, 2023 to March 2, 2023. The early registration fee of $250 covers the cost of registration and all course materials. Early registration will close on December 2, 2022 (Midnight, EST). After that date the full registration fee of $300 will apply.

Contact Dr. Bannon at the email above with any issues regarding registration. After registration you will receive an email message confirming your registration in the webinar class.

The Thought Process Behind This Course

Meta-Analysis has become a widely used statistical tool for synthesizing the results of several independent studies. In short, Meta-Analysis can combine information from many relevant studies to best estimate the overall effect of factors upon important study outcomes. However, there are several important issues and considerations that must be made to be certain a Meta-Analysis is valid and effective.

Therefore, this 6-week webinar program has been created to review not only how to conduct a Meta-Analysis, but also examine all the unique issues involved within this statistical process and the interpretation of the Meta-Analytic findings.

Course Objectives

The objective of this webinar program is to enable the participant to structure and implement a Meta-Analysis study, as well as effectively grasp the concept of Meta-Analysis and the relevant issues and considerations involved in conduction a Meta-Analysis study. To meet this objective, attendees will meet a list of smaller objectives that include (but are not limited to):

1. Learn how to conduct a Meta-Analysis study: Using the SPSS statistical software, step by step guidance will be provided in detail regarding how to structure and implement a full Meta-Analysis study.

2. Learn how to select studies for a Meta-Analysis: Instruction will be provided regarding how to locate studies appropriate for a Meta-Analysis study. A full array of issues and criteria for inclusion, including publication bias, will be addressed.

3. Coding Data: Learn how to extract data from appropriate studies and code these data for inclusion in a Meta-Analysis study.

4. Computing effect sizes: Learn how to compute various effect sizes that estimate the magnitude of the effect upon outcomes.

5. Learn how to assess Meta-Analysis models: Study participants will learn how to assess both fixed and random effects Meta-Analysis models.

6. Publishing findings: Attendees will learn how to conduct the write-up and report the results of the Meta-Analysis in manuscript form.

Course Features

Several resources are provided to meet the objectives, including weekly presentations, personalized attention, and written materials. Specifically, the webinar features include:

1. Weekly Webinar Presentations: A 1 hour (approximately) webinar presentation will be made available to participants every Monday during the 6-week duration of the program (emailed to the attendee by 9am EST). All examples and lecture notes will use SPSS. All presentations are recorded so each may be watched at the viewer’s convenience. Attendees have indefinite access to the presentations during and after the webinar.

2. Q and A Sessions: Learning these materials is often facilitated by the participant being able to present their questions directly to the facilitator. Therefore, participants will be able to email their questions on the material directly to Dr. Bannon every Thursday (a 24 hour Q and A session) during the program and have him respond to them personally.

3. Written Materials: A written chapter (PDF) detailing the materials will be presented to elaborate upon the content presented in each weekly webinar.The combined chapters will produce a manual containing detailed lecture notes, examples of computer printouts, and several other useful features.

4. One-Hour Personal Consultation: Often, participants prefer to present some questions by phone or in person. Subsequently, Dr. Bannon will schedule a 1-hour personal consultation by phone or in person (regularly $225 at the student rate/$300 at the academic rate) with each participant to discuss any topic of the participants choosing (e.g., webinar course materials, a project that is being developed or worked upon).

5. Writing Critique: Reporting findings in scientific text and tables is a skill. Many times a critique and feedback to one’s work is of great benefit. Subsequently, as a part of this webinar participants are welcome to submit up to 10 pages of scientific writing (e.g., the methods and results sections of a dissertation or research study) to Dr. Bannon for critique and feedback.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed to facilitate a foundational understanding of the process of Meta-Analysis. Therefore, students, academics, and professionals approaching Meta-Analysis at the fundamental level or those who would like a refresher course before performing a Meta-Analysis study would find this course useful. Study participants are not expected to have a knowledge of Meta-Analysis prior to this course.

Registration

Use the link below to purchase a seat in the next Meta-Analysis 6-week webinar class.

The class will be held from January 23, 2023 to March 2, 2023. The early registration fee of $250 covers the cost of registration and all course materials. Early registration will close on December 2, 2022 (Midnight, EST). After that date the full registration fee of $300 will apply.

Contact Dr. Bannon at the email above with any issues regarding registration.

After registration you will receive an email message confirming your registration in the webinar class.