Cooper, Harris, and Larry V. Hedges,"Research Synthesis as a Scientific Process," pp. 3-16 in Harris Cooper, Larry V. Hedges, and Jeffrey C. Valentine, eds., The Handbook of Research Synthesis and Meta-Analysis, 2nd ed. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2009.
Presents an overview of a form of research known as research synthesis, outlines six stages of doing this kind of research, and introduces the chapters of the Handbook that follow.
Broad Topical Focus
Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study
Type of Study
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