chapter  20
18 Pages

How Does Meta-Analysis Represent Our Knowledge of Interpersonal Communication?

WithDaniel J. Canary, Michelle J. Mattrey

Originating in clinical psychology (Thomas, 1998), the use of metaanalysis has flourished in the social sciences (Wanous, Sullivan, & Malinak, 1989). As this volume documents, meta-analysis naturally has flourished in the field of interpersonal communication. Meta-analysis has influenced the way we think about interpersonal communication, the ways we go about studying it, and the credence we give to research findings.