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Questions tagged [meta-analysis]

Performing a systematic review of previous literature

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Using Google Scholar for meta-analysis

I'm working on a meta-analysis proposal/protocol, and one of the databases I would like to use is Google Scholar because of an anticipated scarcity in papers on the topic of my meta-analysis, and I'm ...
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Bibliometrics analyses with Pubmed metadata

I just started to have interest into bibliometric analyses, and so far I am struggling to understand the tons of copyright policies. However, these are (from my opinion) quite vague and with too much ...
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Expected size of search results for a meta-analysis?

I'd like to perform a meta-analysis on the efficacy of web-based counsellor interventions across different modalities (text counselling, video counselling, etc.) To do so I created the following ...
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Can I use different units of measurement in a meta-analysis [closed]

I'm completing a meta-analysis and the papers I'm using for the meta-analysis use different units of measurement to quantify the same molecule in blood. My inclination is that converting the numbers ...
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Software to extract citations and abstracts for meta-analysis [closed]

I am conducting a meta-analysis and searching pertinent articles in PubMed. The typical scenario is to apply a dedicated search string, and then retrieve between 50 and 5000 citations including the ...
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Why are meta-analyses the most quoted type of research paper despite being often flawed?

Meta-analysis represents the statistical pooling of several individual studies focusing on a specific research question, ideally conducted within the context of a systematic review of the scholarly ...
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Must meta-analyses or systematic reviews have more than one author?

My colleagues argue that a meta-analysis / systematic review needs at least two data collectors (or authors according to them) as a "must". I have not found any reference in the PRISMA (or any other ...