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The process or technique of synthesizing research results by using various statistical methods to retrieve, select, and combine results from previous separate but related studies.
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Let me briefly cite one meta-study of scientific opinion.
But a new meta-study, which looked at over 20 such studies - on the impact of meditation on people's sense of compassion and other such attributes - found the positive effects were overstated in the studies, likely a result of biases and methodological weaknesses.
Already in 2015, the same research group published a meta-study in the journal "Intelligence", in which they identified brain regions - among them the prefrontal cortex - activation changes of which are reliably associated with individual differences in intelligence.
Rethinking and researching transformation in higher education: A meta-study of South African trends.
Informal learning at work context: a meta-study of Brazilian scientific production", by Tiele Silveira Carrasco and Francielle Molon da Silva, is a meta-study that analyzes a set of 36 studies published in business journals on informal learning with no initial time delimitation until 2016.
A 2015 meta-study from Oxford University and Arabesque partners examined the results of over 200 studies and reports.
A meta-study of journal of College Counseling (ICC) author and article publication characteristics from 1998 to 2009.
A meta-study is a quantitative review of publication patterns that describes and analyzes trends in author characteristics (e.
2009) Becoming a nurse: a meta-study of early professional socialization and career choice in nursing.
Up to 10 percent compostable plastics mixing with conventional plastics in postconsumer recycling streams show no or negligible impact on the mechanical performance of the recyclates, according to the key finding of a meta-study published by European Bioplastics.
At last there's some reliable research that quantifies the stroke-busting effects of the nation's favourite drink, and a meta-study (the pooled results of many studies) shows that drinking three cups a day reduces the risk of having a stroke by 20%.
PNEUMONIA--A US meta-study by Kane (2007) reviewed data from 94 studies conducted between 1990-2006 and found that every additional patient per RN per shift was associated with a 7% increase in relative risk of hospital-acquired pneumonia.