A Review of the Meta-Analysis in Library and Information Science

문헌정보학분야에서 메타분석 연구에 관한 고찰

  • 노정순 (한남대학교 문과대학 문헌정보학과)
  • Published : 2008.03.30


Meta-analysis refers to the analysis of analysis. It is the statistical analysis of a large collection of analysis results from individual studies for the purpose of summarizing, integrating and interpreting the inconsistent findings. However, no meta-analysis study has been conducted in Library and Information Science in Korea. This Study introduced the characteristics, basic principles, analysis procesure, and major models of meta-analysis, reviewed meta-analysis studies in Library and Information Science, and discussed major problems in conducting meta-analysis in Library and Information Science especially in Korea.

메타분석(Meta-Analysis)이란 분석에 대한 분석(analysis of analysis)이란 의미로, 특정 연구문제에 대해 독립적으로 수행된 선행연구들의 일치하지 않은 결과들을 통합하여 결론을 내리기 위해 개개 연구의 분석결과들을 수학적으로 합성하여 통계적으로 결론을 내리는 방법이다. 본 연구는 메타분석의 특성과 기본원리, 분석 절차, 대표적인 분석모델을 소개하고, 문헌정보학분야에서의 메타분석연구를 고찰하였다. 다른 학문에 비해 문헌정보학에서 메타분석연구는 매우 소량 수행되었고 국내 문헌정보학분야에서는 전무한 상태이다. 문헌정보학에서 메타분석을 수행하는데 문제점과 메타분석연구를 활성화하기 위해 연구자가 보고서 작성시 유의해야 할 내용을 논의하였다.



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