The objectives of the present mixed-effects meta-analytic application are to provide practical guidelines to: (a) Calculate treatment effect sizes from multiple sites; (b) Calculate the overall mean of the site effect sizes and their variances; (c) Model the heterogeneity in these site treatment effects as a function of site and program characteristics plus unexplained random error using Hierarchical Linear Modeling (HLM); (d) Improve the ability of multisite evaluators and policy makers to reach sound conclusions about the effectiveness of educational and social interventions based on multisite evaluations; and (e) Illustrate the proposed methodology by applying these methods to real multi-site research data. Accessed 58,759 times on https://pareonline.net from June 23, 2003 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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Kalaian, Sema A.
"Meta-analysis methods for synthesizing treatment effects in multisite studies: hierarchical linear modeling (HLM) perspective,"
Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation: Vol. 8
, Article 15.
Available at: https://scholarworks.umass.edu/pare/vol8/iss1/15