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5. Systematic Reviews
About this Lecture
In this lecture, we think about systematic reviews of research, focusing in particular on: (i) defining a systematic review as collecting all available data on a specific topic and summarising the findings; (ii) a meta-analysis, which statistically combines secondary data to output a numerical measure of the relationship between variables; (iii) some key advantages of meta-analyses, including their resistance to bias, due to the outputted value being based on a number of independent studies; (iv) some key disadvantages of meta-analyses, including the potential for not all studies used to contain enough information in their results, that not all completed studies are published in the literature, and that not all analyses used in the meta-analysis may be appropriate for every dataset considered.
In this course, Dr Eduardo Vasquez (University of Kent) explores data collection and review in psychological research. In the first lecture, we think about qualitative data collection methods, including interviews and focus groups. In the second lecture, we think about quantitative data collection methods, including experiments and surveys. In the third lecture, we think about the advantages and disadvantages of primary data. Next, we think about the advantages and disadvantages of secondary data. In the fifth and final lecture, we think about systematic reviews of data, specifically focusing on meta-analyses.
Dr Eduardo Vasquez is a senior lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Kent. His research interests include aggression, inter-group relations/conflict, and the influence of alcohol on social behaviours. Some of Dr Vasquez’s recent publications include 'Are you insulting me? Exposure to alcohol primes increases aggression following ambiguous provocation' (2014), 'Any of them will do: In-group identification, out-group entitativity, and gang membership as predictors of group based retribution' (2015), and 'The sexual objectification of girls and aggression towards them in gang and non-gang affiliated youth' (2017).
Cite this Lecture
Vasquez, E. (2022, June 09). Research Methods – Data Collection and Review - Systematic Reviews [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://www.massolit.io/courses/research-methods-data-collection-and-review/systematic-reviews
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