Research Synthesis Methods welcomes New Editor


  • Author: Statistics Views
  • Date: 11 March 2013
  • Copyright: Photograph appears courtesy of Dr Hannah Rothstein

Dr Hannah R. Rothstein has been appointed as the new Co-Editor-in-Chief of Research Synthesis Methods, taking over duties from Mark Lipsey this year. The Journal is the official Journal of the Society for Research Synthesis Methodology.

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Dr Rothstein has been on the Editorial Board as an Associate Editor since 2008 when the Journal was founded. She studied at Brooklyn College for a BA in Psychology and Political Science, followed by an MA in Psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a PhD in Industrial Psychology at the University of Maryland.

She currently holds the post of Professor of Management at the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College, New York. Her research interests lie predominantly with meta-analysis, on which she has written two books for Wiley, Introduction to Meta-Analysis and Publication Bias in Meta-Analysis: Prevention, Assessment and Adjustments.

Speaking to, Dr Rothstein said, ‘The Journal is about methods specifically in the area of meta-analysis and other types of synthesis but we’re not limited to this area. Any tools and techniques for putting together the results of different studies in a scientific fashion would be of interest to our Journal and also we are not only interested in quantitative statistics. If an author has a paper about the visual presentation of data or how you formulate your problem which affects the results or information retrieval - these would all be welcome to the Journal. We want to get people away from the idea that synthesis is primarily about crunching the numbers because it is not and it does the field an injustice to only focus on that part of it. I would like people to look at the big picture, so that when a statistician or an information-retrieval specialist reads an article, it enriches their knowledge and gives them more of a context in which to understand where their role in the synthesis fits in.’

A full interview will be available on later this month. Dr Rothstein encourages articles, tutorials and software reviews to be submitted to Research Synthesis Methods here and a guideline for authors is available here.

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