systematic review

Current practices in meta-regression in psychology, education, and medicine

Having surveyed the history and methods of meta‐regression in a previous paper,1 in this paper we review which and how meta‐regression methods are applied in recent research syntheses. To do so, we reviewed studies published in 2016 across four …

Single-case synthesis tools II: Comparing overlap measures and parametric effect sizes for synthesizing antecedent sensory-based interventions

Varying methods for evaluating the outcomes of single case research designs (SCD) are currently used in reviews and meta-analyses of interventions. Quantitative effect size measures are often presented alongside visual analysis conclusions. Six …

Single-case synthesis tools I: Evaluating the quality and rigor of research on antecedent sensory-based interventions

Tools for evaluating the quality and rigor of single case research designs (SCD) are often used when conducting SCD syntheses. Preferred components include evaluations of design features related to the internal validity of SCD to obtain quality …

A meta-analysis of school-based group contingency interventions for students with challenging behavior: An update

Group contingencies are recognized as a potent intervention for addressing challenging student behavior in the classroom, with research reviews supporting the use of this intervention platform going back more than four decades. Over this time period, …

A meta-analysis of technology-aided instruction and intervention for students with ASD

The adoption of methods and strategies validated through rigorous, experimentally oriented research is a core professional value of special education. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis examining the experimental literature on …

Functional assessment-based interventions for students with or at-risk for high incidence disabilities: Field-testing single-case synthesis methods

This systematic review investigated one systematic approach to designing, implementing, and evaluating functional assessment–based interventions (FABI) for use in supporting school-age students with or at-risk for high-incidence disabilities. We …

A meta-analytic approach to examine the relationship between religion/spirituality and mental health in cancer

Religion and spirituality (R/S) are patient-centered factors and often are resources for managing the emotional sequelae of the cancer experience. Studies investigating the correlation between R/S (eg, beliefs, experiences, coping) and mental health …

A meta-analytic review of religious or spiritual involvement and social health among cancer patients

Religion and spirituality (R/S) play an important role in the daily lives of many cancer patients. There has been great interest in determining whether R/S factors are related to clinically relevant health outcomes. In this meta-analytic review, the …

Religion, spirituality, and physical health in cancer patients: A meta-analysis

Although religion/spirituality (R/S) is important in its own right for many cancer patients, a large body of research has examined whether R/S is also associated with better physical health outcomes. This literature has been characterized by …