Use of Meta-Analysis in Social Work and Allied Disciplines

  title={Use of Meta-Analysis in Social Work and Allied Disciplines},
  author={Brad W Lundahl and Joanne Yaffe},
Meta-analysis is rapidly becoming the gold-standard for conducting integrative literature reviews. To better understand the role of meta-analysis scholarship in social work, we analyzed publication patterns of meta-analysis across five disciplines: family studies, nursing, psychology, psychiatry, and social work. The frequency and proportion of published meta-analytic studies, critiques of particular meta-analytic studies, and articles discussing meta-analysis methodology were calculated by… CONTINUE READING