Use of meta-analysis in accounting research: promises and issues

Jerry Lin, Mark Hwang

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Abstract

Meta-analysis involves the use of quantitative procedures to integrate research findings across studies. Although it has been warmly embraced in those fields in which experiments are widely used, its application by accounting researchers is very limited. This research explores issues that are important to the conduct and evaluation of meta-analysis. The paper shows that meta-analysis has important advantages over traditional narrative reviews. The potential application of meta-analysis in research integration and theory development and testing is discussed. Opportunities for increasing use of meta-analysis in the future are investigated. Limitations and potential problems of meta-analysis are discussed to facilitate the evaluation of meta-analysis results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages79-81
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 27th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute. Part 1 (of 3) - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: Nov 24 1996Nov 26 1996

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1996 27th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute. Part 1 (of 3)
CityOrlando, FL, USA
Period11/24/9611/26/96

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