Slavin, Robert E., "Best-Evidence Synthesis: An Alternative to Meta-Analytic and Traditional Reviews," Educational Researcher, 15(November, 1986), 5-11.
Describes several principles for establishing a priori criteria for inclusion of studies in this alternative approach to research synthesis (germaneness, methodological adequacy, valuing both external and internal validity, noting examples of excluded studies); discusses computation and pooling of effect sizes; gives an example of formats for presenting best-evidence syntheses.
Broad Topical Focus
Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Mode of Inquiry in the Study
Integrative Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study
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