# Varying coefficient meta-analytic methods for alpha reliability.

@article{Bonett2010VaryingCM, title={Varying coefficient meta-analytic methods for alpha reliability.}, author={Douglas G. Bonett}, journal={Psychological methods}, year={2010}, volume={15 4}, pages={ 368-85 } }

The conventional fixed-effects (FE) and random-effects (RE) confidence intervals that are used to assess the average alpha reliability across multiple studies have serious limitations. The FE method, which is based on a constant coefficient model, assumes equal reliability coefficients across studies and breaks down under minor violations of this assumption. The RE method, which is based on a random coefficient model, assumes that the selected studies are a random sample from a normally…

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