Basics refresher (or intro)
Need an overview of psychology resources at UGA? You may use the class guide for the Research Methodology classes here.The following sections may be helpful.
- The Strategy tab will explain Boolean searching -- using "and" & "or" to create searches.
- The Peer-Review tab will define peer-review, show you the parts of a research article, and give you examples of articles that look like peer-review but aren't!
- The Locations tab will list "what's where" for psychology materials in the UGA Libraries.
Meta-analysis and other terms
In PSYC 4230, you may need to find meta-analysis articles.
Meta-analysis is a form of statistical analysis applied to research results. You can think of this as a type of literature review, and therefore not itself primary research. It is usually considered a step in a systematic review; however, you will occasionally find systematic reviews with a disclaimer -- "We were unable to do a meta-analysis." This may be because of an error in the original research or issues with the variables.