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David Finitsis replied to Stephane De Brito's discussion Meta-regression: How to create one measure based on different scales in the group Meta-Analytic Analyses and Interpretations Thereof
"I don't think that is necessary to be effective. I believe that it can be used to put summary scores (M/SD) onto a single metric as well, but I would also like to hear any other members weigh in before endorsing that as an official…"
Oct 15, 2014
David Finitsis replied to Stephane De Brito's discussion Meta-regression: How to create one measure based on different scales in the group Meta-Analytic Analyses and Interpretations Thereof
"Hi Stephanie, Great question! It's a big problem, because there is never agreement on a single best standard measure for any construct in behavioral science. I think you may be helped by converting all the scores from across studies that use…"
Oct 15, 2014
David Finitsis replied to michelle richardson's discussion combining treatment as usual and experimental placebo control groups in one meta analysis
"As long as both types of studies use the same two-group design, my understanding is that you could combine them.  It sounds like you anticipate heterogeneity of effect size from this a priori so random effects assumptions would be indicated and…"
Apr 21, 2013
David Finitsis added a discussion to the group Study Coding
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interrater reliability

I would like to open a discussion on the calculation and reporting of interrater reliabilty.   First, what degree of importance is currently placed on this facet of meta-analysis in the peer-reviewed literature?  Is there a gold standard for calculating, or do all commonly employed methods enjoy equal regard?  How are these typically reported in the literature:  to present a reliability score on every coded characteristic seems far too cumbersome, yet to generalize across codes risks obscuring…See More
Jan 8, 2013
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Study Coding

Tips and techniques relevant to coding studies (e.g., calculating reliability, capturing subtleties).
Jan 8, 2013
David Finitsis added a discussion to the group Science and Meta-Analysis
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Fighting Meta with Meta in a Battle for the Truth

Reverberations continue to be felt as a result of the meta-analysis by Kirsch et al. (2008) on the efficacy of antidepressants.  This article in Psychiatric Times online reacts to the implications and offers an alternative interpretation using a different meta.http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/display/article/10168/2054494And here (…See More
Jun 28, 2012
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Meta-Analytic Analyses and Interpretations Thereof

Tips and techniques for the analysis of meta-analytic databases and for interpretations of such analyses.
Apr 17, 2012
David Finitsis replied to Blair T. Johnson's discussion DSTAT 1.x (legacy version) in the group Software for Meta-Analysis
"Installed it today and it worked like a charm!  Thanks..."
Feb 19, 2012
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Science and Meta-Analysis

This group is meant for issues related to the place of meta-analytic studies in the larger endeavor of science.
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Software for Meta-Analysis

Discussions and resources focused on software to assist in conducting meta-analyses.
Feb 19, 2012
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