Conducting Meta-Analyses in R with the metafor Package

  title={Conducting Meta-Analyses in R with the metafor Package},
  author={Wolfgang Viechtbauer},
  journal={Journal of Statistical Software},
  • W. Viechtbauer
  • Published 5 August 2010
  • Mathematics
  • Journal of Statistical Software
The metafor package provides functions for conducting meta-analyses in R. The package includes functions for fitting the meta-analytic fixed- and random-effects models and allows for the inclusion of moderators variables (study-level covariates) in these models. Meta-regression analyses with continuous and categorical moderators can be conducted in this way. Functions for the Mantel-Haenszel and Peto's one-step method for meta-analyses of 2 x 2 table data are also available. Finally, the… 

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