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Term for a meta-analysis without a literature review

For a wide study that attempts to distill "truth" out of "evidence", meta-analysis would be the correct term. But for a narrower study that compares a small number of studies and ...
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Can we add articles downloaded from Sci-Hub to a meta-analysis study?

If you disclose that you downloaded it from Sci-Hub, one cannot rule out that you will suffer legal consequences one day (alongside, perhaps, social punishments based on moral grounds). But given the ...
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Why are meta-analyses the most quoted type of research paper despite being often flawed?

You have it backwards. Meta-analyses are not heavily cited despite frequently being flawed; rather, they are frequently flawed because meta-analyses are heavily cited. Because meta-analyses often ...
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Why are meta-analyses the most quoted type of research paper despite being often flawed?

As an epidemiologist, I'll object to the use of "epidemic" in your question - I don't actually think it's justified. But here are a few reasons meta-analyses are highly cited: A single effect ...
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Meta-analysis of previous published dataset - who to include as coauthor?

I think the applicable principle is that authorship isn't transitive. If someone doesn't contribute directly to a paper they aren't an author, but may need acknowledgement as you suggest. But it is a ...
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Using Google Scholar for meta-analysis

Using Google Scholar is usually discouraged as your primary database in systematic reviews because the searches are not reproducible (recommended are databases that provide reproducible searches such ...
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Expected size of search results for a meta-analysis?

The short answer to the last question is that yes, for some questions people do sift through tens of thousands of results to find a small yield of relevant studies. (And the pool becomes smaller when ...
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Software to extract citations and abstracts for meta-analysis

Covidence is free for students. Other software includes DistillerSR. All of these will aid with citation management a step up from what can be done with EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero, etc. Also, I hope ...
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How to batch download papers from a reference list without DOI?

You can submit batches of references to get DOIs manually through through Crossref Simple Text Query - https://apps.crossref.org/SimpleTextQuery
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How to batch download papers from a reference list without DOI?

You cannot do it consistently. That is precisely why DOI was created: so that papers can be reliably located by algorithms. For subscription journals, batch downloads are normally forbidden under ...
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Expected size of search results for a meta-analysis?

I won't repeat what cactus_pardner has already said in their excellent answer (I especially appreciate the abstract-sifting strategy quoted from the Campbell Collaboration), but I will rather focus on ...
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Systematic Reviews: Is there a systematic way to decide which databases and sources to search?

It might help to understand that a systematic review is not a mathematical or algorithmic procedure with a precise and perfect result. That is, even though the goal is that two different review teams ...
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Is it acceptable to do a meta-analysis for a systematic review done by somebody else?

It seems unlikely that anyone on this site would be able to give you “correct” advice on this topic. I would recommend that you ask your advisor if you have one. However, I can offer some general ...
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Why are meta-analyses the most quoted type of research paper despite being often flawed?

Your question is awfully loaded. So first, a few clarifications- The proper question is not whether or not meta-analyses are flawed. But rather, are meta-analyses more flawed than your average ...
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How long should I wait for Prospero registration?

Yes, you should contact them if you have not heard from them after even one month. Prospero contact details are here: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/#contactuspage
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Bibliometrics analyses with Pubmed metadata

Publication metadata does not have license restrictions. I work for the European partner of Pubmed - Europe PMC, and you can get metadata for every article available in Pubmed via the open API (https:/...
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