International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1554-5210

Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2020, Vol. 16(6) 15-32

A Review of Meta-Analysis Articles in Educational Sciences Conducted Between 2010 and 2019 in Turkey

Mehmet Taha Eser & Meltem Yurtçu

pp. 15 - 32   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/ijpe.2020.280.2   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2006-08-0001.R1

Published online: December 07, 2020  |   Number of Views: 85  |  Number of Download: 286


Abstract

This study examines meta-analysis studies published in the field of educational sciences from 2010–2019, in journals indexed within the scope of the TÜBİTAK ULAKBİM TR Directory. Of the 163 studies scanned, 26 meta-analysis studies that meet the inclusion criteria constitute the sample of this content analysis study. Within this research, a meta-analysis control form (MACF) developed by the researchers was used. The coding made by each of the two researchers has been considered, and it is concluded that the coherence between the codings was is sufficient (82%). The results of this research indicate that the most obvious problems in meta-analysis studies are: not establishing hypotheses; not calculating reliability between encoders; not using a flow chart (in terms of traceability); the use of commercial software in the analysis; not combining effect sizes on a common metric; use of the fail-safe N in determining publication bias; evaluation of I2 on the basis of categories; and decision making according to the result of the heterogeneity test in model determination. It is thought that the current study will contribute methodologically to the avoidance of errors in future meta-analysis studies.

Keywords: Meta-analysis, Methodology, Content analysis,


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Eser, M.T. & Yurtcu, M. (2020). A Review of Meta-Analysis Articles in Educational Sciences Conducted Between 2010 and 2019 in Turkey . International Journal of Progressive Education, 16(6), 15-32. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2020.280.2

Harvard
Eser, M. and Yurtcu, M. (2020). A Review of Meta-Analysis Articles in Educational Sciences Conducted Between 2010 and 2019 in Turkey . International Journal of Progressive Education, 16(6), pp. 15-32.

Chicago 16th edition
Eser, Mehmet Taha and Meltem Yurtcu (2020). "A Review of Meta-Analysis Articles in Educational Sciences Conducted Between 2010 and 2019 in Turkey ". International Journal of Progressive Education 16 (6):15-32. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2020.280.2.

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