Campbell Methods Coordinating Group

The Methods Coordinating Group (CG) supports the production of Campbell reviews and evidence and gap maps by improving the methodology of research synthesis, and disseminating guidelines for state-of-the-art review methods.

Methods Editors provide reviewers, editorial teams and trainers with advice on locating studies, assessing study quality, integrating study outcomes, and interpreting the results.

View the Guiding Principles of the Methods CG: Founding by-laws (2002).

Co-chair: Ariel Aloe
University of Iowa, USA
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Co-chair: Ruth Garside
University of Exeter, UK
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Editor: Therese Pigott
Loyola University Chicago, USA
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Managing Editor: Audrey Portes
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Methods Group Advisory Board

David Tovey (Chair)
Terri Pigott
Larry Hedges
Julia Littell

Methods Editors

Each Campbell CG now has a dedicated Methods Editor who reviews the methodology of each Campbell protocol and review. Visit the CG pages for contact details.

How can we help you?

Are you working on a Campbell systematic review and in need of consultation regarding a specific methodology? The Methods Group can provide advice on the following topics:

  • Information retrieval (e.g., literature searching, publication bias)
  • Study coding (e.g., category construction, coder reliability)
  • Judging research quality
  • Effect size estimation
  • Data synthesis (e.g., models of error, missing data)
  • Research design (e.g., random vs. quasi-experimental designs, place-based random assignment)
  • Economic Methods (e.g., incorporating cost data into systematic reviews)
  • Process and implementation (e.g., incorporating implementation data into systematic reviews)
  • Training in research synthesis
  • Qualitative evidence synthesis

Would you like to get in touch with us?

Please send an email to the Managing Editor:

Audrey Portes
Managing Editor, Campbell Methods Coordinating Group
Email: [email protected]

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