Meta-Analysis Research Center

The Meta-Analysis Research Center (MARC) is a University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing enterprise to facilitate quantitative research syntheses. Drs. Vicki Conn, Lorraine Phillips, and Jo-Ana Chase have extensive meta-analysis research expertise in health sciences quantitative syntheses. MARC faculty collaborate and consult with national and international colleagues on meta-analysis projects.


Our Expertise

  • Articulating and refining eligibility criteria
  • Implementing comprehensive searching procedures
  • Developing and managing bibliographic software to manage potential studies,
  • Building and using Access software for tracking eligible studies,
  • Developing, pilot testing, and applying data extraction instruments for study, design, sample, variables/interventions, and outcomes
  • Managing companion papers and possibly overlapping samples
  • Preparing and managing data analyses
  • Interpreting findings
  • Publishing meta-analysis projects

Meta-Analysis Coursework and Training

Academic courses:

  • N9550 Meta-Analysis Research
  • Online course with synchronous sessions
  • Learners outside MU welcome
  • Held in Spring during even-numbered years

Summer institute:

  • The next Meta-Analysis Summer Institute will be held in June 2019
  • One week residential experience introducing meta-analysis methods
  • Held in Summer during odd-numbered years
  • Non-MU students may gain academic credit via independent study hours