The Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis SIG (SIG 176) supports and promotes applied and methodological research on systematic reviews and meta-analysis.

The SRMA SIG has three main goals:

  1. To promote the use of systematic review and meta-analysis to answer critical educational-focused questions.
  2. To foster the development of systematic review and meta-analysis methods relevant to applied research in education.
  3. To educate researchers and practitioners on the best practices for conducting systematic reviews and meta-analysis.


SRMA SIG Membership is open to any and all AERA members. Currently, the cost to join is only $5 for both non-students and students.

The SRMA SIG has a total of 119 members.


The SRMA SIG was conceptualized after the 2011 AERA in New Orleans by Terri Pigott and Josh Polanin. The first annual business meeting was held at the 2014 AERA in Philadelphia. The first substantive program was held at the 2015 AERA in Chicago. The SRMA SIG received official SIG Status in Fall 2018. The first elections were held at the end of 2020.


The bylaws that govern the SRMA SIG can be found here.


This website represents the news, updates, and general purposes of the SRMA SIG of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).