A satellite event of EMLAR XI (Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research)
22.01.2015 First announcement of the upcoming CAMA (Community-Augmented Meta-Analysis) workshop
31.03.2015 Registration deadline
14.04.2015 Workshop date (Drift 25, room 0.03, Utrecht, NL)
When carefully looking into a research topic, it is often the case that many papers report on relevant findings. But all these reported experiments might be difficult to compare due to differences in stimuli, methods, and statistics on the outcomes. Still, is it necessary to combine all data on a well-defined topic, not only to get a better look at the underlying "true" effect and its variance, but also to estimate how many participants are necessary in a future study and to integrate seemingly conflicting findings into a coherent framework.
Meta-analytic methods are, despite allowing for aggregating and comparing data from different studies, still rare. One of the goals of this workshop is to lower the hurdles to using meta-analyses.
A second goal is to promote the use and sharing of already conducted meta-analyses. A CAMA (Community-Augmented Meta-Analysis) combines meta-analyses with emerging trends towards continuously accumulating evidence and an increased need for transparency and data accessibility. CAMAs allow researchers to build on each others' work: they collect evidence for an effect (and its potential moderators) and can be re-used in their most recent form for specific purposes (eg. gaining an unbiased overview of the literature, calculating power previous to data collection, answering new questions).
Morning session (10-12): Introduction to CAMAs
(Note: bring your own laptop to join)