Living Meta-Analysis web application: software for producing meta-analyses' data and graphical outputs

Pyle, Mathieu James (2016) Living Meta-Analysis web application: software for producing meta-analyses' data and graphical outputs. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    In psychology and several other research disciplines, meta-analysis is a common statistical technique for aggregating and interpreting the results of several related, but independent studies. The "Living Meta-Analysis" web application is a system that seeks to improve quality of statistical outputs and reduce time wasted by scientific researchers when conducting meta-analyses, through collaboration, automation and ability to update previously outmoded studies or meta-analyses. As one of two independently developed halves of the overall system, this project deals with the ability to generate the data for a researcher's meta-analysis, along with it's graphical outputs, automatically and without the manual data entry and algorithm configuration associated with the previous, spreadsheet-based method. This report documents the development process and research conducted while producing the application, which utilises modern web technologies to achieve it's goals. After exploring and evaluating the successes of the project, further work and recommended improvements beyond the scope of the project are proposed.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Computing
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2016 12:03
    Last Modified: 10 Aug 2016 12:03
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/21452

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