By Joachim Hartung, Guido Knapp, Bimal K. Sinha

ISBN-10: 0470290897

ISBN-13: 9780470290897

ISBN-10: 0470386339

ISBN-13: 9780470386330

ISBN-10: 0470386347

ISBN-13: 9780470386347

An obtainable advent to appearing meta-analysis throughout a variety of parts of researchThe perform of meta-analysis permits researchers to procure findings from quite a few stories and bring together them to ensure and shape one total end. Statistical Meta-Analysis with purposes offers the mandatory statistical methodologies that permit readers to take on the 4 major levels of meta-analysis: challenge formula, information assortment, info assessment, and information research and interpretation. Combining the authors' services at the subject with a wealth of up to date info, this booklet effectively introduces the basic statistical practices for making thorough and exact discoveries throughout a wide range of various fields, reminiscent of enterprise, public overall healthiness, biostatistics, and environmental studies.Two major kinds of statistical research function the root of the tools and methods: combining exams of influence measurement and mixing estimates of influence measurement. extra issues coated include:Meta-analysis regression proceduresMultiple-endpoint and multiple-treatment studiesThe Bayesian method of meta-analysisPublication biasVote counting proceduresMethods for combining person exams and mixing person estimatesUsing meta-analysis to research binary and ordinal specific dataNumerous worked-out examples in each one bankruptcy give you the reader with a step by step figuring out of the provided equipment. All routines should be computed utilizing the R and SAS® software program applications, that are either on hand through the book's comparable site. broad references also are integrated, outlining extra resources for extra study.Requiring just a operating wisdom of information, Statistical Meta-Analysis with functions is a worthy complement for classes in biostatistics, enterprise, public well-being, and social learn on the upper-undergraduate and graduate degrees. it's also an exceptional reference for utilized statisticians operating in undefined, academia, and govt.