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


BRUSSELS, MARCH 11-14, 2013
Faculty
TAMMO BIJMOLT
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PROGRAMME COORDINATOR

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


 

ADDRESS(ES)
PROF. DR. TAMMO BIJMOLT
FACULTY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS,
UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN,
PO BOX 800
9700 AV GRONINGEN
NETHERLANDS
t.h.a.bijmolt@rug.nl

PRACTICALITIES

TIME AND LOCATION
The seminar will be held at the Hotel NH Atlanta
Boulevard Adolph Max 7
1000 Brussels
The programme will start on March 11, 2013 at 09.00 a.m. and is scheduled to end March 14, 2013 at 16.00.

PARTICIPATION FEE
The participation fee is 1100 € (VAT excluded). This fee includes participation to the seminar, the documents, lunches and 2 dinners.
Cancellations made before February 25, 2013 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 € 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.

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

Recommended hotel for students

Citadines Sainte-Catherine Bruxelles Apart'hotel (10 minutes walk from the seminar venue)
51 quai au Bois à Brûler - 1000 Brussels
Tel 32 2 221 14 11 - Fax 32 2 2211599 -
To book a room, contact ignacio.sandino@citadines.com and mention EIASM EDEN
Website : http://www.citadines.com/en/belgium/brussels/sainte_catherine/

Studio - Single Room 105 Euros/night
(Breakfast not incl)
Studio - Double/Twin bed (2 persons sharing

105 Euros/night
(Breakfast not incl)

Appartment (2 persons sharing) 135 Euros/night
(Breakfast not incl)

Breakfast: 14 Euros

Please book your room by latest February 15, 2013 to benefit from special rate.
 All bookings coming in after that date will be considered individually depending on availability.

Other Hotels

Hotel NH Atlanta (SEMINAR VENUE) ****
Boulevard Adolph Max 7
1000 Brussels
Tel 00800 0115 0116 (free of charge) - reservations@nh-hotels.com

Special rate (single or double room) 155 EUR (including breakfast) (subject to change)
Please mention "EIASM " when making your reservation.

Hotel Métropole ***** 
Place de Brouckère 31 - 1000 Bruxelles
http://www.metropolehotel.com

During the week :
Superior Single room at € 159 ,-/ night
Superior Double room at € 189,-/night
including buffet breakfast and all taxes

During the week-end :
Superior Single room at € 140 ,-/ night
Superior Double room at € 170,-/night
including buffet breakfast and all taxes

To take advantage of these special rates, please mention “EIASM” when making your reservation. However, according to the period of the booking, some better rates could be offered by contacting the hotel directly. We advice you to check on the web site first.

Contact : Mr.Chafik HABIB - Tel. : + 32 2 214 24 25 or + 32 2 214 24 26 or + 32 2 2142424 - Fax : 32 2 2180240
Email :info@metropolehotel.be


APPLICATIONS
Interested doctoral students should register online (and add the required documents) no later than January 16, 2013 (New Deadline). 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.

 

For more information, please contact:
Ms. Nina Payen
EDEN Manager, EIASM -  PLACE DE BROUCK√ąRE-PLEIN - 31 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 226 66 61 - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: payen@eiasm.be