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David Wilson

David B. Wilson, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor of the Criminology, Law and Society Department at George Mason University. He has been conducting meta-analyses for over 20 years and has developed various software tools useful for meta-analysis that are widely used.

Along with Mark Lipsey, Wilson co-authored Practical Meta-Analysis (Applied Social Research Method Series), a book on meta-analysis and systematic review methods. He applies meta-analytic methods to issues related to the effectiveness of offender rehabilitation and crime prevention efforts, both for adults and juveniles.

He is a co-editor of the Journal of Experimental Criminology, past consulting editor for Psychological Bulletin, and editor of Crime and Justice Group of the Campbell Collaboration. He was awarded Frederick Mosteller Award for Distinctive Contributions to Systematic Reviewing by the Campbell Collaboration.

Wilson’s work has been cited over 32,000 times according to Google Scholar.

You can visit his university page here.

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David's Seminars


How do you make sense of conflicting results across studies? It is common for a finding that is statistically significant in one study to be statistically nonsignificant in another. Does this reflect differences in the design of the studies? Do...

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