Webinar: Using Research Reviews and Meta-Analyses to Improve Instruction

Webinar_LaptopOne of the challenges for special educators is to stay abreast of the latest research on evidence-based practices. Taking advantage of systematic reviews and meta-analyses can help both teacher educators and school personnel understand and apply the results of current research to classroom practice and teacher and administrator decision-making. In this program, Dr. Dan Maggin discusses the evaluation and synthesis of research provided by reviews and meta-analyses and how they can help educators make stronger, evidence-based decisions to improve instruction and achievement for students with disabilities.

After viewing this program, you will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits that systematic reviews and meta-analyses provide beyond those of a single research study.
  • Identify key features of systematic reviews and meta-analyses and determine whether these are present in particular reviews.
  • Apply the analysis offered by systematic reviews and meta-analyses to make stronger decisions for students with disabilities.


Presented by Dan Maggin, University of Illinois at Chicago. Original air date November 19, 2013. 69 minutes. #WEB1320A.

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