Research Synthesis 2019

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Research Synthesis 2019



May 29, 2019 – May 31, 2019

organized by the Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information (ZPID) at the
Center for Advanced Academic Studies (CAAS), Dubrovnik, Croatia


Associated special issue, to appear 2020 in the Zeitschrift für Psychologie: Hotspots in Psychology 2020

Associated conference, taking place May 27-29, 2019, at the same venue:
Big Data in Psychology 2019: http://bigdata2019.leibniz-psychology.org

 

Aims and Scope of the Conference

Research synthesis techniques such as systematic reviews and meta-analyses have become standard methods for aggregating the results from thematically related research in psychology. They can be used to describe the state of the art in a research field, to test and/or compare theories, and to derive conclusions about the effectiveness of interventions.


Ideally, research syntheses use transparent procedures to find, evaluate, and aggregate the results of relevant research. Procedures are explicitly defined in advance to ensure that all steps are transparent and replicable. This practice is designed to minimize bias and increase the trustworthiness of findings. Consequently, well-performed research syntheses may decisively contribute to shaping and/or resolving hotspot debates in psychology and beyond. The overall aim of this conference is to address hotspot topics in all subfields of psychology and related areas with the aid of research synthesis methods. The topics covered may address:

  • Systematic reviews aimed at identifying hotspot topics in psychology.

  • Systematic reviews and meta-analyses on topics currently being debated in any subfield of psychology.

  • Systematic reviews and meta-analyses contributing to the recent discussion about replicability, transparency, and research integrity in psychology.

  • Meta-analytic replications and extensions of previously published syntheses, for example, by applying more recent approaches and/or by including more recent primary studies.

  • Methodological advances in research synthesis methods relevant for any subfield of psychology, such as, for instance, meta-analytic structural equation modeling (MASEM), individual person meta-analysis (IPD), network meta-analysis, to name a few.

  • Demonstrations and tools to assist in data extraction for meta-analysis.

  • Demonstrations and tools facilitating community-augmented meta-analysis.

  • Quality-appraisal systems for primary, secondary, and meta-analytic studies.


Invited Keynote Speakers

  • Christina Bergmann, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
    "Dynamically aggregating evidence in community-augmented meta-analyses"

  • Larry Hedges, Northwestern University
    “Meta-analytic perspectives when studying replication”

  • Terri Pigott, Loyola University Chicago
    “Power analysis in meta-analysis"

  • Wolfgang Viechtbauer, Maastricht University
    “The R package metafor: Past, present and future"


How to submit a proposal?

Structured abstracts could be submitted until December 1, 2018.

Submitted contributions are also eligible to be considered for a special issue of the Zeitschrift für Psychologie (“Hotspots in Psychology 2020”). When submitting their abstract, authors were able to declare whether they would like their abstract to be considered for the conference only, or the special issue only, or both. The call for papers can be found here. Submitting a full paper for the special issue is optional for conference presenters.

Deadlines

Conference timeline

Special issue timeline
(Call for papers)

Dec 1, 2018

Structured abstracts due, to be submitted using this link.

Dec 31, 2018

Registration opens
Invitations to present due

Invitation to submit a full paper due

Apr 30, 2019

Submission of conference presentations due

Full paper submission due

May 29-31, 2019

Conference in Dubrovnik

Jul 15, 2019


Feedback to authors of full papers due

Aug 15, 2019

Revised manuscripts due

Aug 31, 2019

Editorial decision about acceptance or refusal of revised papers due

2020

Publication of special issue



Registration fees:

Early Bird (Dec 31, 2018, until March 15, 2019):
EUR 250.- for participants (without a presentation), EUR 150.- for presenters


Regular (March 16, 2019, until April 15, 2019):
EUR 300.- for participants (without a presentation), EUR 200.- for presenters


Late (from April 16, 2019):

EUR 350.- for participants (without a presentation), EUR 250.- for presenters



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Research Synthesis 2018



Trier, DE

June 10, 2018 – June 12, 2018

Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information (ZPID)

Event location: University of Trier, Campus II - Kapelle (Please note that the university has two different campuses, we are at the second one!)


Research synthesis techniques such as systematic reviews and meta-analyses have become standard methods for aggregating the results from thematically related research in psychology. They can be used to describe the state of the art in a research field, to test and/or compare theories, and to derive conclusions about the effectiveness of interventions.

Ideally, research syntheses use transparent procedures to find, evaluate, and aggregate the results of relevant research. Procedures are explicitly defined in advance to ensure that all steps are transparent and replicable. This practice is designed to minimize bias and increase the trustworthiness of findings. Consequently, well-performed research syntheses may decisively contribute to shaping and/or resolving hotspot debates in psychology and beyond.

The overall aim of this conference is to address hotspot topics in all subfields of psychology and related areas with the aid of research synthesis methods. The topics covered may address:

  • Systematic reviews aimed at identifying hotspot topics in psychology.
  • Systematic reviews and meta-analyses on topics currently being debated in any subfield of psychology.
  • Systematic reviews and meta-analyses contributing to the recent discussion about replicability, transparency, and research integrity in psychology.
  • Meta-analytic replications and extensions of previously published syntheses, for example, by applying more recent approaches and/or by including more recent primary studies.
  • Methodological advances in research synthesis methods relevant for any subfield of psychology, such as, for instance, meta-analytic structural equation modeling (MASEM), individual person meta-analysis (IPD), network meta-analysis, to name a few.
  • Demonstrations and tools to assist in data extraction for meta-analysis.
  • Quality-appraisal systems for primary, secondary, and meta-analytic studies.

 

Invited Keynote Speakers

Frank Bosco, Virginia Commonwealth University:
"metaBUS: Summarizing and visualizing one million findings in psychology."

Mike Cheung, National University of Singapore:
"Bridging meta-analysis and standard statistical methods."

Daniel Lakens, Eindhoven University of Technology:
"On the reproducibility of meta-analyses."

Wolfgang Viechtbauer, Maastricht University:
"Meta-analytic models for multilevel, multivariate, temporal, and spatial data."

Wim Van Den Noortgate, KU Leuven:
"Using multilevel models for the meta-analysis of dependent effect sizes."

 

The final program is now available!

To view the final program of this conference, click here.

Please find the abstract collection for all planned sessions here.

For the final program of the associated conference Big Data in Psychology (June 7-9, 2018), click here.

An associated conference on methods and applications using Big Data in Psychology will take place at ZPID - Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information in Trier, Germany, on June 7-9, 2018. For further details, click here.


“Ad hoc” childcare for conference participants and presenters

We have arranged for free childcare service for accompanying children of participants and presenters attending the “Big Data in Psychology” (June, 7-9, 2018) and/or “Research Synthesis” (June, 10-12, 2018) conference. During the conference hours, qualified care of the children will be provided by employees of the Caritas family services. Childcare is located at University of Trier, Campus I (student residence building IV; “ad hoc-Raum für Kinder”), about 10-15 minutes from the conference venue (walking distance).
To sign up for this free service send an e-mail (events@leibniz-psychology.org) with your name and the number of children who will attend. Any questions that may arise can be directed to the same e-mail address.

 

Registration fee

Early Bird (Dec 15 until Apr 15): EUR 250.-

Regular (Apr 16 until May 15): EUR 300.-

Late (May 16 until June 7): EUR 350.-

(Please note that there is a reduced registration fee option if you are presenting at this conference.)

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