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st: question about SE when running _metan_ w/ random effects
Dear Stata users of meta-analytic programs,
I am using Stata, specifically -metan-, to run a random effect meta-
analysis on continuous data. I have calculate Hedges' g. I also used
the sample sizes (with g) to calculate the SE around each g, which I
gather is more for a fixed effect model.
If needed, I can also calculate the SE for the difference between the
means (but not individually for each mean).
What I have done so far is to run -metan-, plugging in the values for
Hedges' g and SE (from the sample sizes), then ask for random effects.
I used the dialog box approach (the "Effect/SE" button under the
"Main" tab), but here's how the command line came out:
metan g se, by(drug) random
Am I doing this correctly? In particular, is it OK to use the SE
derived from the sample sizes (and g)? If not, what would you suggest?
Thanks very much.
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