Volume 16, Issue 2

Series on Upgrading Methodology in Clinical Psychology. USING META-ANALYSIS METHODS IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

The present paper presents one of the most present time themes in terms of data analysis in Clinical psychology. We refer to the use of meta-analysis for the study of the effects of psychotherapeutic treatments. The formal aspects related to de design of meta-analysis are presented, as well as their uses in clinical psychology, their format and the phases that compose them. Meta-analysis in the present time are based in a statistic concept: the effect size. The exams that meta-analysis do are based around this concept. However, there are multiple ways to calculate de effect size. That is why this concept is explained. Finally, potentialities and limitations in this type of studies are analyzed.

meta-analysis, Clinical Psychology

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