A Guide to Conducting a Meta-Analysis

  title={A Guide to Conducting a Meta-Analysis},
  author={Mike W.-L. Cheung and R. Vijayakumar},
  journal={Neuropsychology Review},
Meta-analysis is widely accepted as the preferred method to synthesize research findings in various disciplines. This paper provides an introduction to when and how to conduct a meta-analysis. Several practical questions, such as advantages of meta-analysis over conventional narrative review and the number of studies required for a meta-analysis, are addressed. Common meta-analytic models are then introduced. An artificial dataset is used to illustrate how a meta-analysis is conducted in… CONTINUE READING
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