About

The Meta-Analysis Learning Information Center (MALIC) believes in equitably providing cutting-edge and up-to-date techniques in meta-analysis to researchers in the social sciences, particularly those in education and STEM education. 

We use community of practice and open-science framework principles to promote a dynamic, interactive, and self-motivated group of meta-analysis professionals dedicated to enhancing their skills in meta-analysis and systematic review. 

As an extension of the Modern Meta-Analysis Research Institute (MMARI) and the Meta-Analysis Training Institute (MATI), we are committed to the ideal that the materials and resources provided in MALIC are responsive to the diverse needs of academics and practitioners alike. 

It is our hope that the resources provided in this platform can be used to promote the development of high-quality systematic reviews and meta-analyses that can be translated to actionable and effective evidence-based policies and recommendations in the social sciences and particularly in education and STEM education. 

 

Funding Acknowledgements

The Meta-Analysis Learning Information Center (MALIC) is developed in partnership with the Modern Meta-Analysis Research Institute (MMARI) funded by National Science Foundation and the Meta-Analysis Training Institute (MATI) funded by the Institute of Education Sciences. For more information about MMARI and MATI, including upcoming training sessions, please visit the respective websites for MMARI and MATI. 

The research supported here was supported by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, through Grant R305B170019. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent the views of the Institute or the U.S Department of Education.  

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant 1937642. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. 

MALIC Author Information 

Joseph (Jay) Morris, MPH 

Joseph (Jay) Morris, MPH is the Training Specialist for both the Modern Meta-Analysis Research and Training Institutes (MMARI/MATI). He has worked on various systematic reviews and meta-analyses in the field of public health. These research synthesis projects have spanned topics ranging from evidence-based HIV prevention and treatment strategies for sexual, gender, and racial minorities, opioid prevention initiatives, scoping reviews and content analysis for health communication strategies, as well as correlations between personality measures and alcohol use disorders. While his training is in qualitative research, Jay was motivated to enhance his quantitative data analysis skills while independently learning the R statistical programming software. His research interests lie in qualitative research designs and analyses, capacity building, health communication, and life course perspectives. 

Kamal Middlebrook, M.S., Ph.D(c)

Kamal Middlebrook, M.S. is a graduate research assistant for the Modern Meta-Analysis Research Institute (MMARI) and the Meta-Analysis Training Institute (MATI). Kamal is a doctoral student in the Department of Learning Sciences, specifically in Educational Psychology, within the College of Education and Human Development at Georgia State University. Kamal received his bachelor’s degree from Morehouse College, where he was a McNair Scholar, and Master of Science in Educational Psychology from GSU, where his thesis research focused on African American preschool students’ understandings of biology and the preschool science environment in urban settings. Kamal’s current research interests include the development of and measurement of critical thinking skills in post-secondary education and the importance of diversity in assessment.

Dr. Terri Pigott

Terri Pigott, Ph.D (PI) is the principal investigator and founder of both the Modern Meta-Analysis Research and Training Institutes (MMARI/MATI). She currently holds a joint professorship between the Schools of Public Health and College of Education and Human Development at Georgia State University. Prior to GSU, Dr. Pigott served as the Associate Provost for Research while also teaching as a professor of Research Methodology at Loyola University in Chicago. She also served as the Dean of the School of Education at Loyola.