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EDEN DOCTORAL SEMINAR ON META-ANALYSIS FOR MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS RESEARCH


BRUSSELS, MARCH 23-26, 2015
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PROGRAMME COORDINATOR & FACULTY

Tammo H.A. Bijmolt, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVE

In all fields within Management and Economics, the body of research findings is growing continuously. Hence, numerous effects have been studied multiple times, and summarizing the existing empirical findings would be an important scientific contribution. For example, one could determine the overall effects of marketing instruments (price, advertising, etc) on sales and whether the effects depend on market characteristics, study design, or other moderators. Meta-analysis encompasses a set of statistical methods to conduct a systematic, quantitative review of the literature in order to derive empirical generalizations. As such, conducting a meta-analysis might be an excellent project for a PhD student or other (junior) researcher having to review the literature on a particular topic.

This four-day EDEN seminar will deal with methods and techniques for conducting a meta-analysis. The purpose is to train the participants to conduct a high-quality scientific meta-analysis within the broad field of management and economic research. The seminar will focus on the meta-analysis research process, from problem formulation, literature search, coding of the effects, analysis, to reporting the findings.

The emphasis is on knowledge and skills needed to conduct a meta-analysis, not on the statistical details. All steps of the meta-analysis process (including the statistical analyses) will be demonstrated and practiced in assignments during the sessions. In addition, all topics will be illustrated by means of actual meta-analysis examples from various management and economic disciplines. Participants will be informed about relevant literature (textbooks and journal articles) and software supporting meta-analysis projects.

 

PROGRAMME

Issues that will be covered include:

Role of empirical generalizations in science
- Why conduct a meta-analysis?
- When to conduct a meta-analysis?
- Identifying a topic for a meta-analysis
- Role of replication studies
Overview of approaches to conduct meta-analysis

Collecting and selecting publications
- Publication bias (causes, consequences, tests, corrections)
- Evaluating study quality
- Coding of studies

Analyzing effect sizes:
- Type of effect sizes
- Transformations of effects
- Within- and between study variation
- Homogeneity tests
- Overview of potential moderators
- Meta-regression, random- and fixed-effects
- Corrections for study artifacts
- Structural equation modeling approach

Using meta-analytic findings: the next steps in scientific progress.

Reporting meta-analytic findings
 

 

APPLICATION PROCESS


Interested doctoral students should register online (and add the required documents) no later than January 19, 2015. Besides doctoral students, other researchers may participate. The number of participants will be limited to create a stimulating environment. The selection among the applicants will be conducted by the Institute’s Faculty. They will review the following documents which should necessarily complement each application form:

  • the applicant’s curriculum vitae demonstrating his/her capabilities of doing research ;
  • a letter of recommendation of his/her local faculty supporting the application ;
  • a two-page description of his/her doctoral research, indicating the general objectives.

PARTICIPATION FEES

PARTICIPATION FEE
The participation fee is 1100 € (without VAT). This fee includes participation to the seminar, documentation, lunches and a group dinner

Cancellations made before March 5, 2015 will be reimbursed with 10% deduction of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after this date.

EIASM SCHOLARSHIPS
The Institute offers a limited number of scholarships of 600 € (without VAT)per member institution. Scholarships are strictly limited to students coming from an EIASM Institutional Member (the Academic Council). Allocation of the scholarships is entirely at the discretion of the European Institute.

 

PRACTICALITIES

TIME AND LOCATION
The seminar will be held in Brussels, Belgium.
The programme will start on March 23, 2015 aat 09.00 nd is scheduled to end March 26, 2015 at approx 15.00.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
You are requested to make your own hotel arrangement.

A list iof recommended hotel will be posted soon.

APPLICATIONS

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For more information, please contact:
Ms. Anne-Laure Marteaux
EDEN Manager, EIASM -  PLACE DE BROUCK√ąRE-PLEIN - 31 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: anne-laure.marteaux@eiasm.be