This article demonstrates how meta-analytic techniques, that have typically been used to synthesize findings across numerous studies, can also be applied to examine the reasons why relationships between background characteristics and outcomes may vary across different locations in a single multi-site survey. This application is particularly relevant to the analysis of data from international surveys of student achievement. A brief introduction to the method of meta-regression is provided and the technique is demonstrated in an analysis of the extent to which the relationship between school autonomy and achievement varies depending upon the level of accountability in a country. The results show that the meta-regression approach to analysis is more accurate than combining data across all countries into a single simple model. Accessed 6,555 times on https://pareonline.net from May 19, 2014 to December 31, 2019. For downloads from January 1, 2020 forward, please click on the PlumX Metrics link to the right.
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"Using meta-regression to explore moderating effects in surveys of international achievement,"
Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation: Vol. 19
, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.umass.edu/pare/vol19/iss1/3