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How to perform a Bayesian meta-analysis

By Dan Quintana

Added Thu April 1th, 2021
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Excerpt from site: Bayesian meta-analysis is uncommon, probably due to a historical lack of accessible software options for performing these tests. So in this post I’m going to outline the benefits of Bayesian meta-analysis and a step-by-step guide (with code) on to perform one using the relatively new “RoBMA” R package.

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Systematic Literature Review with quantitative analysis of scientific production: Scientometrics using R

By Randy Quindai

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Excerpt from ebook:

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Doing Meta-Analysis in R A Hands-on Guide 💯

By Mathias Harrer, M.Sc.¹ Prof. Dr. Pim Cuijpers² Prof. Dr. Toshi A. Furukawa³ Assoc. Prof. Dr. David D. Ebert²

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Excerpt from ebook: This guide shows you how to conduct meta-analyses in R from scratch. The focus of this guide is primarily on clinical outcome research in psychology. It was designed for staff and collaborators of the Protect Lab, which is headed by Prof. Dr. David D. Ebert.

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Workshop: A Practical Guide for Meta-Analyses in R

By Constantin Yves Plessen

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Excerpt from site: This blogpost is an adaption from my 90 minute workshop on all basic steps in conducting a meta-analysis in R. The audience of the original workshop were graduate psychology students at the University of Vienna with a focus on research methods. Most statistical and methodical elements were already discussed, yet the implementation in R was new to all of them. And programming in general was new to most of them. I therefore introduced R very shortly, before explaining the actual meta-analytical analyses more briefly. I added some explanations and references to make the file more self-explanatory for independent study. Therefore, this post also contains materials and references on how to install R, R Studio, and some basic concepts of programming.

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R Code for Meta-Analysis Books

By Wolfgang Viechtbauer

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Excerpt from repo: This repo contains R code to reproduce the examples and illustrations from various books on meta-analysis.

The code is provided as R Markdown documents, which are rendered to HTML files. You can download the repo and open up the HTML files with your browser. Or you can look at the files online here: 1. Link to repo:

  1. Link to r code corresponding to “Practical Meta-Analysis by Lipsey and Wilson (2001)”:
  2. Link to r code corresponding to “Introduction to Meta-Analysis by Borenstein et al. (2009)”:
  3. Link to r code corresponding to “The Handbook of Research Synthesis and Meta-Analysis by Cooper et al. (2019)”:
  4. Link to r code corresponding to “Publication Bias in Meta-Analysis by Rothstein et al. (2005)”: