Meta-analysis of Planetarium Efficacy Research

Brazell, Bruce D. and Espinoza, Sue (2009) Meta-analysis of Planetarium Efficacy Research. Astronomy Education Review, 8 (1). pp. 1-11.


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In this study, the instructional effectiveness of the planetarium in astronomy education was explored through a meta-analysis of 19 studies. This analysis resulted in a heterogeneous distribution of 24 effect sizes with a mean of +0.28, p .05. The variability in this distribution was not fully explained under a fixed effect model. As a result, a random effects model was applied. However, a large random effect variance component indicated that study differences were indeed systematic. The findings of this meta-analysis showed that the planetarium has been an effective astronomical teaching tool.

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