Living meta-analysis: a web application to support meta-analysis

Griggs, Bethany (2016) Living meta-analysis: a web application to support meta-analysis. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Meta-analysis is an essential quantitative tool that combines findings from related independent studies. Producing a meta-analysis is a time-consuming process involving numerous steps, including extensive searching for relevant research data within journals and articles, the derivation of relevant data from each source, and the aggregation of the derived data using statistical formulas. Currently, the Lime spent producing meta-analyses is not reused, and existing meta-analyses are not easily updateable. As a result, there is a need for a comprehensive piece of software that provides a simple, user-friendly platform to support the creation of meta-analyses, and allow the effort required to produce a meta-analysis to be reused. Furthermore, the tool should provide functionality such that meta-analyses are more easily updateable, and therefore, can be extended to incorporate new research as it becomes available. This report documents the process of creating such a tool; including the elicitation of approp1iate requirements, and the design, implementation, testing and evaluation of the software produced.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Computing
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2016 11:22
    Last Modified: 05 Aug 2016 11:22
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/21403

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