What works?: selectivity models and meta-analysis
UNSPECIFIED (1999) What works?: selectivity models and meta-analysis. JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL STATISTICAL SOCIETY SERIES A-STATISTICS IN SOCIETY, 162 (Part 1). pp. 95-109. ISSN 0964-1998Full text not available from this repository.
What works seeks to identify rehabilitative treatments which are successful in reducing the likelihood that offenders will reoffend. A large number of small case-control studies have been reported in the literature, but with conflicting results. Meta-analysis has been used to reconcile these findings, but again with conflicting results. We reanalyse one of the published meta-analyses in the corrections literature and argue the importance of specifically modelling heterogeneity and selection bias. A sensitivity approach is advocated, suggesting lower average effects and substantially increased measures of uncertainty. The method is tested on a medical example where independent confirmation from a large controlled trial is also available.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences
Q Science > QA Mathematics
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL STATISTICAL SOCIETY SERIES A-STATISTICS IN SOCIETY|
|Publisher:||BLACKWELL PUBL LTD|
|Number of Pages:||15|
|Page Range:||pp. 95-109|
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