Authors: Böckenhoff, Annette
Hartung, Joachim
Title: Some Corrections of the Significance Level in Meta - Analysis
Language (ISO): en
Abstract: In many applications we obtain test statistics by combining estimates from different experiments or studies. The usual combined estimator of the overall effect in independent studies leads to systematic overestimates of the significance level, see Li et al. (1994). This results in a great number of unjustified significant evidences. By examination of the convexity of composed functions involved and application of higher and inverse moments of the chi-square distribution we propose corrections for the estimated standard deviation of the overall effect estimator. Analytical results and simulations show that we improve the estimated significance level in such models.
Subject Headings: combined estimator
meta-analysis
significance level
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2003/4839
http://dx.doi.org/10.17877/DE290R-5415
Issue Date: 1998
Provenance: Universitätsbibliothek Dortmund
Appears in Collections:Sonderforschungsbereich (SFB) 475

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