Citation Policy

MetaLab encourages researchers to use data available on its website. For example, you can cite meta-analytic results, or download datasets and and conduct custom analyses. Before using MetaLab data in your publication, we ask that you please read our citation policy.

Metalab meta-analyses

Bergmann, C., & Cristia, A. (2016). Development of infants’ segmentation of words from native speech: A meta-analytic approach. Developmental Science, 19, 901–917. [Paper]

Black, A. & Bergmann, C. (2017). Quantifying infants’ statistical word segmentation: A meta-analysis. In: Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, pp. 124-129, Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [Paper]

Carbajal, M. J., Peperkamp, S., & Tsuji, S. (2020, June 12). A meta-analysis of infants’ word-form recognition. [Paper]

Christodoulou, J., Lac, A., & Moore, D. S. (2017). Babies and math: A meta-analysis of infants’ simple arithmetic competence. Developmental Psychology, 53(8), 1405-1417. [Paper]

Colonnesi, C., Stamsa, G. J., Kostera, I., & Noomb, M. J. (2010). The relation between pointing and language development: A meta-analysis. Developmental Review, 30, 352–366. [Paper]

Cox, C. M. M., Keren‐Portnoy, T., Roepstorff, A., & Fusaroli, R. (2022). A Bayesian meta‐analysis of infants’ ability to perceive audio–visual congruence for speech. Infancy, 27(1), 67-96. [Paper]

Cristia, A., (2018). Can infants learn phonology in the lab? A meta-analytic answer. Cognition, 170, 312-327. [Paper]

Dal Ben, R., de Hollanda Souza, D., & Hay, J. F. (2019, June 3). Cross-situational word learning: Systematic review and meta-analysis. [Paper]

Davis, J., Redshaw, J., Suddendorf, T., Nielsen, M., Kennedy-Costantini, S., Oostenbroek, J., & Slaughter, V. (2021). Does neonatal imitation exist? Insights from a meta-analysis of 336 effect sizes. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 16(6), 1373-1397. [Paper]

Dunst, C. J., Gorman, E., & Hamby, D. W. (2012). Preference for infant-directed speech in preverbal young children. Center for Early Literacy Learning, 5(1). [Paper]

Fort, M., Lammertink, I., Peperkamp, S., Guevara-Rukoz, A., Fikkert, P., & Tsuji, S. (2018). SymBouki: a meta-analysis on the emergence of sound symbolism in early language acquisition. Developmental Science, Early View. [Paper]

Frank, M. C., Lewis, M., & MacDonald, K. (2016). A performance model for early word-learning. In Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. [Paper]

Gasparini, L., Langus, A., Tsuji, S., & Boll-Avetisyan, N. (2020, September 17). Quantifying the role of rhythm in infants’ language discrimination abilities: A meta-analysis. [Paper]

Issard, C., & Cristia, A. (2019, April 4). Infants prefer to listen to speech: A meta-analysis. Retrieved from [Paper]

Lewis (unpublished). Quantifying generalization biases in development through meta-analysis.

Lewis, M., Cristiano, V., Lake, B. M., Kwan, T., Frank, M. C. (2020). The role of developmental change and linguistic experience in the mutual exclusivity effect. Cognition, 198, 104191. [Paper]

Margoni, F., & Surian, L. (2018). Infants’ evaluation of prosocial and antisocial agents: A meta-analysis. Developmental Psychology, 54(8), 1445-1455. [Paper]

Quinn, S., Donnelly, S., & Kidd, E. (2018). The relationship between symbolic play and language acquisition: A meta-analytic review. Developmental review, 49, 121-135. [Paper]

Rabagliati, H., Ferguson, B., & Lew-Williams, C. (2018). The profile of abstract rule learning in infancy: Meta‐analytic and experimental evidence. Developmental Science. 22, e12704. [Paper]

Strouse, G. A., & Samson, J. E. (in press). Learning from video: A meta-analysis of the video deficit in children ages 0 to 6 years. Child Development. [Paper]

Tsui, A. S. M., Byers-Heinlein, K., & Fennell, C. T. (2019, February 7). Associative Word Learning in Infancy: A Meta-Analysis of the Switch Task. Developmental Psychology. 55(5), 934–950. [Paper]

Tsuji, S. & Cristia, A. (2014). Perceptual attunement in vowels: A meta-analysis. Developmental Psychobiology, 56(2), 179-191. [Paper]

Von Holzen, K., & Bergmann, C. (2021). The development of infants’ responses to mispronunciations: A meta-analysis. Developmental Psychology, 57(1), 1-18. doi:10.1037/dev0001141. [Paper]

Publications that used existing MetaLab data

Bergmann, C. Tsuji, S., & Cristia, A. (2017). Top-down versus bottom-up theories of phonological acquisition: A big data approach. In: Proceedings of Interspeech 2017, pp. 2013–2016. DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2017-1443 [Paper]

Bergmann, C., Tsuji, S., Piccinini, P.E., Lewis, M.L., Braginsky, M., Frank, M.C., & Cristia, A. (2018). Promoting replicability in developmental research through meta-analyses: Insights from language acquisition research. Child Development, 89, 1996-2009 . DOI: 10.1111/cdev.13079 [Repository]

Lewis, M. L., Braginsky, M., Tsuji, S., Bergmann, C., Piccinini, P. E., Cristia, A., & Frank, M. C. (2017/under review). A Quantitative Synthesis of Early Language Acquisition Using Meta-Analysis. DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/HTSJM [Preprint]

Mathur, M. B., & VanderWeele, T. J. (2020). Estimating Publication Bias in Meta‐Analyses of Peer‐Reviewed Studies: A Meta‐Meta‐Analysis Across Disciplines and Journal Tiers. Research Synthesis Methods. DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1464 [Paper]

Mathur, M. B., & VanderWeele, T. J. (2020). Sensitivity analysis for publication bias in meta‐analyses. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series C, Applied Statistics, 69(5), 1091. DOI: 10.1111/rssc.12440 [Paper]

Tsuji, S. & Cristia, A. (2017). Which Acoustic and Phonological Factors Shape Infants’ Vowel Discrimination? Exploiting Natural Variation in InPhonDB. In: Proceedings of Interspeech 2017, pp. 2108-2112. DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2017-1468 [Paper]

Tsuji, S., Cristia, A., Frank, M. C., & Bergmann, C. (2020). Addressing Publication Bias in Meta-Analysis. Zeitschrift für Psychologie, 228, 50-61. DOI: 10.1027/2151-2604/a000393 [Paper]