Structural Equations
and Meta Analysis

Steps in Theory Testing (Quasi-Experimental Approach)

Steps in Theory Testing (Experimental Approach)

Meta Analysis

Meta Analysis

Meta Analysis

Meta Analysis

Interpretation of d

Small d = .2 (Cohen)

Moderate d = .5

Large d=.8

True Score Correlations

Step 1. Identify the constructs

Step 2. Identify the definitions of the constructs

Step 3. Operationally define the constructs

Step 4. Measure the constructs

Step 5. Assess co-variation across constructs

Step 6. Make Composite Scores for Each Construct

Step 7. Test model fit to data

Judgment Calls in Research Design