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  • Schmid, C. H., Stijnen, T., & White, I. R. (Eds) (2021). Handbook of meta-analysis. Boca Raton, CA: CRC Press.



  • Borenstein, M. (2019). Common mistakes in meta-analysis and how to avoid them. New Jersey, USA: Biostats Incorporated.
  • Cooper, H., Hedges, L.V., & Valentine, J.F. (Eds) (2019). The handbook of research synthesis and meta-analysis (3rd Ed.). New York: Rusell Sage Foundation.
  • Harrer, M., Cuijpers, P., Furukawa, T. A., & Ebert, D. D. (2019). Doing Meta-Analysis in R: A Hands-on Guide.
  • Higgins, J.P.T., Thomas, J., Chandler, J., Cumpston, M., Li, T., Page, M., & Welch, V. (Eds) (2019). Cochrane handbook for systematic reviews of interventions Version 6. The Cochrane Collaboration. Available from



  • Dias, S., Ades, A.E., Welton, N.J., Jansen, J.P., & Sutton, A.J. (2018). Network meta-analysis for decision-making. Oxford: Wiley.



  • Cleophas, T.J. & Zwinderman, A.H. (2017). Modern meta-analysis: Review and update of methodologies. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
  • Hanji, M.B. (2017). Meta-analysis in psychiatry research: Fundamental and advanced methods. Oakville, ON (Canada): Apple Academic Press.
  • Sapp, M. (2017). Primer on effect sizes, simple research designs, and confidence intervals. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas Pub., Ltd.



  • Biondi-Zoccai, G. (2016). Umbrella reviews: Evidence Synthesis with overviews of reviews and meta-epidemiologic studies. New York: Springer.
  • Cooper, H. (2016). Research synthesis: A step-by-step approach (5th Ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.



  • Botella, J. & Sánchez-Meca, J. (2015). Meta-análisis en Ciencias Sociales y de la Salud [Meta-analysis in Social and Health Sciences]. Madrid: Síntesis.
  • Cheung, M. W. L. (2015). Meta-analysis: A structural equation modelling approach. Chichester, UK: Wiley.
  • Jak, S. (2015). Meta-analytic structural equation modelling. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
  • Schmidt, F. L. & Hunter, J. E. (2015). Methods of meta-analysis: Correcting error and bias in research synthesis (3rd Ed.). Sage.
  • Schwarzer, G., Carpenter, J.R., & Rücker, G. (2015). Meta-analysis with R. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.



  • Chen, D.G.D. & Peace, K.E. (2013). Applied meta-analysis with R. Boca Raton, FL: Chapman & Hall.
  • Koricheva, J., Gurevitch, J., & Mengersen, K. (2013). Meta-analysis in Ecology and Evolution. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
  • Ringquist, E. (2013). Meta-analysis for public management and policy. Wiley.



  • Card, N.A. (2012). Applied meta-analysis for social science research. New York: Guilford Press.
  • Cumming, G. (2012). Understanding the new statistics: Effect sizes, confidence intervals, and meta-analysis. New York: Routledge.
  • Grissom, R.J. & Kim, J.J. (2012). Effect sizes for research: Univariate and multivariate applications (2nd ed.). New York: Routledge.
  • Makambi, K. (2012). Alternative methods for meta-analysis. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing.
  • Pigott, T. (2012). Advances in meta-analysis. Springer.
  • Stanley, T. D. & Doucouliagos, H. (2012). Meta-regression analysis in Economics and Business. New York: Routledge.
  • Welton, N.J., Sutton, A.J., Cooper, N.J., Abrams, K.R., & Ades, A.E. (2012). Evidence synthesis for decision making in health care. Chichester, UK: Wiley.



  • Athanasiou, T. & Darzi, A. (2011). Evidence synthesis in healthcare: A practical handbook for clinicians. London: Springer-Verlag.
  • Garrard, J. (2011). Health sciences literature review made easy: The matrix method. Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC.



  • Froehling, H. (2010). Meta-analysis: A critical introduction to its historical origins. CreateSpace.
  • Cooper, H. (2010). Research synthesis and meta-analysis: A step-by-step approach (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Ellis, P.D. (2010). The essential guide to effect sizes: Statistical power, meta-analysis and the interpretation of research results. Cambridge University Press.
  • Guerra, R. & Goldstein, D.R. (2010). Meta-analysis and combining information in genetics and genomics. Boca Raton, CA: CRC Press.
  • Greenhalgh, T. (2010). How to read a paper: The basics of Evidence-Based Medicine (4th ed.). Wiley-Blackwell.



  • Borenstein, M., Hedges, L. V., Higgins, J. P. T., & Rothstein, H. R. (2009). Introduction to meta-analysis. Chichester, UK: Wiley.
  • Cooper, H., Hedges, L. V., & Valentine, J. C. (Eds.)(2009). The handbook of research synthesis and meta-analysis (2nd ed.). New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
  • Falagas, M.E. (2009). Meta-analysis in infectious diseases. Elsevier.
  • Sterne, J.A.C. (2009). Meta-analysis in Stata: An updated collection from the Stata Journal.. College Station, TX: Stata Press



  • Böhning, D., Kuhnert, R., & Rattanasiri, S. (2008). Meta-analysis of binary data using profile likelihood. Boca Raton, FL: Chapman & Hall/CRC.
  • Hartung, J., Knapp, G., & Sinha, B. K. (2008). Statistical meta-analysis with applications. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
  • Higgins, J. P. T., & Green, S. (Eds.)(2008). Cochrane handbook for systematic reviews of interventions. Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Kulinskaya, E., Morgenthaler, S., & Staudte, R. G. (2008). Meta-analysis: A guide to calibrating and combining statistical evidence. West Sussex: Wiley.
  • Littell, J. H., Corcoran, J., & Pillai, V. (2008). Systematic reviews and meta-analysis. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.



  • Grupo de Atención Sanitaria Basada en la Evidencia (2007). Atención sanitaria basada en la evidencia: Su aplicación a la práctica clínica [Evidence-based health care: Application to clinical practice]. Murcia: Consejería de Sanidad de la Región de Murcia.



  • Martín, J.L.R., Tobías, A., & Seoane, T. (Coords.) (2006). Revisiones Sistemáticas en las Ciencias de la Vida [Systematic Reviews in Health Sciences]. Toledo: FISCAM.
  • Norris, J.M. & Ortega, L. (2006). Synthesizing research on language learning and teaching. John Benjamins B.V.
  • Petticrew, M. & Roberts, H. (2006). Systematic Reviews in the Social Sciences: A practical guide. Malden, MA: Blackwell.



  • Fink, A. (2005). Conducting research literature reviews: From the Internet to paper (2nd ed.). Sage.
  • Grissom, R. & Kim, J.J. (2005). Effect sizes for research. A broad practical approach. Mahwah, NJ: LEA
  • Leandro, G. (2005). Meta-analysis in medical research: The handbook for the understanding and practice of meta-analysis. Oxford: Blackwell Pub.
  • Rothstein, H.R., Sutton, A.J., & Borenstein, M. (Eds.) (2005). Publication bias in meta-analysis: Prevention, assessment, and adjustments. Chichester, UK: Wiley.



  • Hunter, J.E. & Schmidt, F.L. (2004). Methods of meta-analysis: Correcting error and bias in research synthesis (2nd ed.). Sage.
  • Schulze, R. (2004). Meta-analysis: A comparison of approaches. Hogrefe & Huber Pub.



  • Khan, K. S., Kunz, R., Kleijnen, J., & Antes, G. (2003). Systematic reviews to support evidence-based medicine: How to apply findings of healthcare research. Londres: Royal Society of Medical Press Ltd.
  • Murphy, K.R. (Eds) (2003). Validity generalization: A critical review. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • Schulze, R., Holling, H., & Bohning, D. (Eds.) (2003). Meta-analysis: New developments and applications in medical and social sciences. Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe & Huber Pub.
  • Torgerson, C. (2003). Systematic reviews. London: Continuum International Pub. Group.  



  • Botella, J. & Gambara, H. (2002). Qué es el meta-análisis [What is meta-analysis?]. Madrid: Biblioteca Nueva.
  • Whitehead, A. (2002). Meta-analysis of Controlled Clinical Trials. Chichester, UK: Wiley.



  • Arthur, A. Jr., Bennet, W. Jr. & Huffcutt, A.I. (2001). Conducting meta-analysis using SAS. Mahwah, NJ: LEA
  • Davey Smith (Ed.) (2001). Clinical Meta-analysis. New York: Wiley.
  • Egger, M., Davey Smith, G. & Altman, D.G. (Eds.) (2001). Systematic Reviews in Health Care: Meta-analysis in Context (2nd ed.). London: BMJ Pub. Group.
  • Glasziou, P., Irwig, L., Bain, C., & Colditz, G. (2001). Systematic reviews in health care: A practical guide. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Letón, E. & Pedromingo, A. (2001). Introducción al Análisis de Datos en Meta-análisis [Introduction to Data Analysis in Meta-analysis]. Madrid: Díaz de Santos.
  • Lipsey, M.W. & Wilson, D.B. (2001). Practical Meta-analysis. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage



  • Cortina, J.M. & Nouri, H. (2000). Effect Size for ANOVA Designs. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Petitti, D.B. (2000). Meta-analysis, Decisions Analysis, and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis: Methods for Quantitative Synthesis in Medicine (2nd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Rosenthal, R., Rosnow, R.L. & Rubin, D.B. (2000). Contrasts and Effect Sizes in Behavioral Research: A Correlational Approach. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Stangl, D. K. & Berry, D.A. (Eds.) (2000). Meta-analysis in Medicine and Health Policy. New York: Marcel Dekker.
  • Sutton, A.J., Abrams, K.R., Jones, D.R., Sheldon, T.A. & Song, F. (2000). Methods for Meta-analysis in Medical Research. Chichester, UK: Wiley.



  • Borenstein, M.J. & Rothstein, H.R. (1999). Comprehensive Meta-analysis Vers. 1.0. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Biostat Inc.



  • Cooper, H. (1998). Integrating Research: A Guide for Literature Reviews (2nd Ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Mulrow, C.D. & Cook, D. (Eds.) (1998). Systematic Reviews: Synthesis of Best Evidence for Health Care Decisions. Philadelphia, PA: American College of Physicians.



  • Hunt, M. (1997). How Science Takes Stock: The Story of Meta-analysis. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
  • Rosenberg, M.S., Adams, D.C., & Gurevitch, J. (1997). MetaWin: Statistical software for meta-analysis with resampling tests. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates, Inc.
  • Van der Bergh, J.C.J.M., Button, K.J., Nijkamp, P. & Pepping, G.C. (1997). Meta-analysis in Environmental Economics. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Pub.



  • Lipsey, M.W. & Wilson, D.B. (1996). Toolkit for practical meta-analysis. © Mark W. Lipsey & David B. Wilson.



  • Cooper, H. & Hedges, L.V. (Eds.) (1994). The Handbook of Research Synthesis. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
  • Petitti, D.B. (1994). Meta-analysis, Decisions Analysis, and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis: Methods for Quantitative Synthesis in Medicine. New York: Oxford University Press.



  • Cook, T.D., Cooper, H., Cordray, D.S., Hartmann, H., Hedges, L.V., Light, R.J., Louis, T.A. & Mosteller, F. (1992). Meta-analysis for Explanation: A Casebook. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
  • Draper, D., Gaver, D.P., Goel, P.K., Greenhouse, J.B., Hedges, L.V., Morris, C.N., Tucker, J. & Waternaux, C. (1992). Combining Information: Statistical Issues and Opportunities for Research. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.
  • Eddy, D.M., Hasselblad, V. & Shachter, R. (1992). Meta-analysis by the Confidence Profile Method: The Statistical Synthesis of Evidence. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.
  • Plath, I. (1992). Understanding Meta-analyses: A Consumer’s Guide to Aims, Problems, Evaluation and Developments. Baden-Baden, Germany: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft.



  • Rosenthal, R. (1991). Meta-analytic Procedures for Social Research (rev. ed.). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.



  • Hunter, J.E. & Schmidt, F.L. (1990). Methods of Meta-analysis: Correcting Error and Bias in Research Findings. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.
  • Wachter, K.W. & Straf, M.L. (Eds.) (1990). The Future of Meta-analysis. New York: Russell Sage Foundation



  • Cooper, H.M. (1989). Integrating Research: A Guide for Literature Reviews (2nd ed.). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
  • Hedges, L.V., Shymansky, J.A. & Woodworth, G. (1989). Modern Methods of Meta-analysis. Washington: National Science Teachers Association.
  • Mullen, B. (1989). Advanced Basic Meta-analysis. New York: Academic Press.
  • Saris, W.E. & van Meurs, A. (Eds.) (1989). Evaluation of Measurement Instruments by Meta-analysis of Multitrait Multimethod Studies. Amsterdam: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.
  • Schwarzer, R. (1989). Meta-analysis programs. © Ralf Schwarzer.



  • Smith, M.C. (1988). Meta-analysis of Nursing Intervention Research. Birmingham, AL: Author.



  • Gómez, J. (1987). Meta-análisis [Meta-analysis.]. Barcelona: PPU.
  • Rosenthal, R. (1987). Judgement Studies: Design, Analysis, and Meta-analysis. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press.



  • Farley, J.U. & Lehmann, D. (1986). Meta-analysis in Marketing: Generalization of Response Models. Lexington: Lexington Books.
  • Hyde, J.S. & Linn, M.C. (1986). The Psychology of Gender: Advances through Meta-analysis. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Wolf, F.M. (1986). Meta-analysis: Quantitative Methods for Research Synthesis. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.



  • Hedges, L.V. & Olkin, I. (1985). Statistical Methods for Meta-analysis. New York: Academic Press.
  • Mullen, B. & Rosenthal, R. (1985). BASIC Meta-analysis: Procedures and Programs. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.



  • Cooper, H.M. (1984). The Integrative Research Review: A Systematic Approach. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.
  • Light, R.J. & Pillemer, D.B. (1984). Summing up: The Science of Reviewing Research. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
  • Rosenthal, R. (1984). Meta-analytic Procedures for Social Research. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.



  • Hunter, J.E., Schmidt, F.L. & Jackson, G.B. (1982). Meta-analysis: Cumulating Research Findings across Studies. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.



  • Glass, G.V., McGaw, B. & Smith, M.L. (1981). Meta-analysis in Social Research. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.



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