Meta-analysis allows us to synthesize the results of separate studies. The goal is to assess the mean effect size and also heterogeneity – how much the effect size varies across studies. [Read more…] about Member Training: Heterogeneity in Meta-analysis
Meta-analysis is the quantitative pooling of data from multiple studies. Meta-analysis done well has many strengths, including statistical power, precision in effect size estimates, and providing a summary of individual studies.
Ever gritted your teeth when your collaborator invalidates all your hard work by telling you that the data set you were working on had “a few minor changes”?
Or panicked when someone running a big meta-analysis asks you to share your data?
If any of these experiences rings true to you, then you need to adopt the philosophy of reproducible research.