Meta-analyses and Forest plots using a microsoft excel spreadsheet: step-by-step guide focusing on descriptive data analysis

Abstract

Meta-analyses are necessary to synthesize data obtained from primary research, and in many situations reviews of observational studies are the only available alternative. General purpose statistical packages can meta-analyze data, but usually require external macros or coding. Commercial specialist software is available, but may be expensive and focused in… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1756-0500-5-52

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@inproceedings{Neyeloff2011MetaanalysesAF, title={Meta-analyses and Forest plots using a microsoft excel spreadsheet: step-by-step guide focusing on descriptive data analysis}, author={Jeruza Neyeloff and Sandra Costa Fuchs and Leila Beltrami Moreira}, booktitle={BMC Research Notes}, year={2011} }