Synthesis framing for ecology

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CH1 of this book as a keynote: Koricheva J, Gurevitch J, Mengersen K (2013) Handbook of meta-analysis in ecology and evolution. Princeton & Oxford: Princeton University Press.

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/10045.html

Also, inspired by this book: http://books.google.com/books/about/Scientific_Method_for_Ecological_Researc.html?id=awByQBmI8kIC

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Synthesis framing for ecology

  1. 1. synthesis framing
  2. 2. synthesis toolstextbook examplesnarrative reviewsvote countingcombining probabilitiessystematic reviewsmeta-analysis
  3. 3. narrative vote probability metastudyrestrictionno no no yesstatisticalsignificanceyes yes yes non & power no no yes yesmeaneffectno no yes yesmagnitudeof effectno no no yesvariation no no no yes
  4. 4. hypothesis orproblemset of studiespredictions or queries
  5. 5. set of studiespredictionsi. summarizeknowledgeii. meta-analysis
  6. 6. information managementpublications & datasets are critical sources of informationmeta-analyses are powerfulsystematic reviews synthesize knowledgeimportant for application & managementinfluences how you process primary researchchallenges notion of significance
  7. 7. systematic reviews & meta-analyses are a very quick way toget up to speed on a topic
  8. 8. resourcesch1: Koricheva J, Gurevitch J, Mengersen K (2013) Handbookof meta-analysis in ecology and evolution. Princeton &Oxford: Princeton University Press.

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