Meta-analysis of computer-aided psychotherapy: Problems and partial solutions

Marks, Isaac, Cuijpers, Pim, Cavanagh, Kate, van Straten, Annemieke, Gega, Lina and Andersson, Gerhard (2009) Meta-analysis of computer-aided psychotherapy: Problems and partial solutions. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 38 (2). pp. 83-90. ISSN 1650-6073

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/16506070802675239

Abstract

Meta‐analysis can be valuable if it heeds its originators' caution that intimate communing with the data is essential. A critique of the authors' own meta‐analysis shows that the danger of overly broad conclusions could be reduced by attention to specificities and awareness of potentially hidden sources of variance. Conclusions from even good meta‐analyses are best placed in perspective, along with naturalistic reviews, open studies, and even anecdotes to yield a fair picture of what computer‐aided psychotherapy or any other treatment can achieve under varying conditions. The most realistic picture comes from zooming in and out and melding meta‐analyses with further types of evidence.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: meta‐analysis critique, computer‐aided psychotherapy, self‐help
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Health, Community and Education Studies > Social Work and Communities
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2015 11:59
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:42
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/22118

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