Stephen P. Glasser, Sue Duval

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Meta-analysis refers to methods for the systematic review of a set of individual studies (either from the aggregate data or the individual patient data) with the aim to quantitatively combine their results. This has become a popular approach to attempt to answer questions when the results from individual studies have not been definitive. This chapter will discuss meta-analyses and highlight issues that need critical assessment before the results of the meta-analysis are accepted. Some of these critical issues include: publication bias, sampling bias, and study heterogeneity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEssentials of Clinical Research
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781402084850
StatePublished - 2008


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