Meta-Analysis Methods

    Methods to estimate the between-study variance and its uncertainty in meta-analysis

    Veroniki AA, Jackson D, Viechtbauer W, Bender R, Bowden J, Knapp G, Kuss O, Higgins JP, Langan D, Salanti G. Methods to estimate the between-study variance and its uncertainty in meta-analysis. Res Synth Methods. 2016;7(1):55-79. DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1164

    Impact:

    • Was conducted by the Cochrane Statistical Methods Group and identified methods for estimation of the between-study variance and its corresponding uncertainty.
    • Tentative recommendations for practice based on simulation and empirical study results are provided, in order to facilitate investigators in forming their own judgments about the most appropriate method for their needs.

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    Methods to calculate uncertainty in the estimated meta-analysis overall treatment effect under the conventional random-effects model: A literature review

    Impact:

    • Yet to be determined, as this is an ongoing project

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    Date : 27 Oct 2017