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Understanding The New Statistics by Geoff Cumming

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Meta-Analysis 3: Larger-Scale Analyses

In Chapter 7 I used forest plots to introduce meta-analysis and described how meta-analysis can summarize messy sets of results and find answers to important questions. In Chapter 8 I described two models and argued that we should almost always choose the random effects model. In this chapter I'll discuss larger meta-analysis projects. The main messages are, first, that doing a large meta-analysis is a big job with many issues to consider and, second, that such an analysis can make an enormous contribution, ...

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