An earlier version of this article was presented at the Ninth Biennial Psychology in the Department of Defense Symposium, Colorado Springs, April 1984. The views expressed in this paper are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the US Army Research Institute or the Department of the Army.
Research Integration for Psychologists: An Overview of Approaches1
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Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 17, Issue 10, pages 860–874, October 1987
How to Cite
Oliver, L. W. (1987), Research Integration for Psychologists: An Overview of Approaches. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 17: 860–874. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.1987.tb00295.x
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- Version of Record online: 31 JUL 2006
This article encourages psychologists to learn about and apply nontraditional (quantitative) approaches to research integration. Various research integration approaches (literary, vote-counting, combining significance levels, and meta-analytic) are summarized. Also discussed are the advantages of meta-analytic approaches to research integration and some of the problems posed by the use of such quantitative procedures. Implications for psychology include more complete reporting of research results, integration of research in areas of interest to psychologists, and identification of research gaps.