Selcuk Sirin's Research Lab


Meta-Analysis of the Paradox (MAP):
Why do new immigrants tend to have more positive developmental and educational outcomes than those who are more acculturated to the United States? Dr. Sirin has designed a meta-analysis with Dr. Amy Marks (Suffolk University) to answer this much debated question immigrant paradox. Once completed in the next two years the project will not only provide the first meta-analytic review in the literature, but it will also identify critical moderators of acculturation-outcomes relations such as the role of ethnic origin (e.g., Asian vs. Latino), developmental phase (e.g., early childhood, middle childhood, adolescence and young adulthood), and research methodology (e.g., the type of acculturation measure and outcome measures).

This project is funded by Jacobs Foundation.


Relevant Publications:


 Sirin, S.R. (in press). Meta analysis. In N.J. Salkind (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Research Methods. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.