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Re: st: meta-analysis

From   Rebecca Boehm <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   Re: st: meta-analysis
Date   Wed, 23 Apr 2003 11:07:44 -0400

As I understand it, as long as you have the risk estimates and standard errors, meta is suitable. It will also give the forest plot. Funnel plots to assess publication bias, with either Begg's or Egger's style graphs, can be gotten with metabias. And finally, if you have heterogeneity to explore, metareg is the way to go.

I just completed my own meta-analysis using these programs. I hope that they are similarly useful to you.

Becky Boehm
Ph.D track, Biostatistics
Department of Biometry and Epidemiology
Medical University of South Carolina

--On Wednesday, April 23, 2003 3:51 PM +0100 Patrick Sturgis <[email protected]> wrote:

I have 16 test-retest studies from which have been calculated the
before-after difference in Cronbach's Alpha for multi-item scales. The
standard error of the difference in Alpha has been estimated using the
bootstrap. I now wish to conduct a meta-analysis of these studies. Can
anyone suggest a suitable Stata user-written program for doing this? Would
Meta be appropriate? Thanks in advance,


Dr Patrick Sturgis
Department of Sociology
University of Surrey
Surrey GU2 7XH
United Kingdom
tel: +44 (0)1483 686 973
fax: +44(0)1483 689551

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