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st: Re: Empirical Bayes using meta ado

From   Roger Harbord <>
Subject   st: Re: Empirical Bayes using meta ado
Date   Fri, 26 Jul 2002 11:37:03 +0100

> Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2002 11:08:04 +0200
> From: atobias <>
> Subject: st: Empirical Bayes using meta ado
> Dear Statalisters,
> I am trying to carry out a Empirical Bayes meta-analysis (EB) using
> the "meta" ado file (by Sharp & Sterne). But ... although the "meta"
> command computes in a right way the EB estimates for each individual
> study, the combined estimate --by using either fixed or random effects
> model-- is not based in such EB individual estimates (!).
> I will be grateful if anyone could clarify me if there is a bug (?).
> Thanks indeed
I'll try to answer this, as I know Sterne is highly unlikely to have 
time at the moment (can't speak for Sharp though :-)

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