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One‐stage random effects meta‐analysis using linear mixed models for aggregate continuous outcome data

  • Author: Katerina Papadimitropoulou, Theo Stijnen, Olaf M. Dekkers, Saskia Cessie
  • Pub Online: Jan 08, 2019
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1331 (p )

Statistical properties of methods based on the Q‐statistic for constructing a confidence interval for the between‐study variance in meta‐analysis

  • Author: Robbie C.M Aert, Marcel A.L.M. Assen, Wolfgang Viechtbauer
  • Pub Online: Jan 28, 2019
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1336 (p )

Graphical augmentations to sample‐size‐based funnel plot in meta‐analysis

  • Author: Lifeng Lin
  • Pub Online: Feb 07, 2019
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1340 (p )

Developing and testing intervention theory by incorporating a views synthesis into a qualitative comparative analysis of intervention effectiveness

  • Author: G.J. Melendez‐Torres, Katy Sutcliffe, Helen E.D. Burchett, Rebecca Rees, James Thomas
  • Pub Online: Feb 20, 2019
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1341 (p )

Historical Perspectives

A history of meta‐regression: Technical, conceptual, and practical developments between 1974 and 2018

  • Author: Elizabeth Tipton, James E. Pustejovsky, Hedyeh Ahmadi
  • Pub Online: Feb 20, 2019
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1338 (p )

Current practices in meta‐regression in psychology, education, and medicine

  • Author: Elizabeth Tipton, James E. Pustejovsky, Hedyeh Ahmadi
  • Pub Online: Feb 27, 2019
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1339 (p )


Systematic reviews of health economic evaluations: A structured analysis of characteristics and methods applied

  • Author: Miriam Luhnen, Barbara Prediger, Edmund A.M. Neugebauer, Tim Mathes
  • Pub Online: Mar 04, 2019
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1342 (p )

Research Articles

Evaluating network meta‐analysis and inconsistency using arm‐parameterized model in structural equation modeling

  • Author: Ming‐Chieh Shih, Yu‐Kang Tu
  • Pub Online: Apr 03, 2019
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1344 (p )

A simple method to estimate prediction intervals and predictive distributions: Summarizing meta‐analyses beyond means and confidence intervals

  • Author: Chia‐Chun Wang, Wen‐Chung Lee
  • Pub Online: Apr 03, 2019
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1345 (p )

Pitfalls of using the risk ratio in meta‐analysis

  • Author: Ilyas Bakbergenuly, David C. Hoaglin, Elena Kulinskaya
  • Pub Online: Apr 11, 2019
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1347 (p )


Meta‐analysis and Mendelian randomization: A review

  • Author: Jack Bowden, Michael V. Holmes
  • Pub Online: Apr 23, 2019
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1346 (p )


Seriously misleading results using inverse of Freeman‐Tukey double arcsine transformation in meta‐analysis of single proportions

  • Author: Guido Schwarzer, Hiam Chemaitelly, Laith J. Abu‐Raddad, Gerta Rücker
  • Pub Online: Apr 23, 2019
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1348 (p )


Multivariate meta‐analysis using individual participant data

  • Author: R. D. Riley, M. J. Price, D. Jackson, M. Wardle, F. Gueyffier, J. Wang, J. A. Staessen, I. R. White
  • Pub Online: Nov 21, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1129 (p )

Reporting and handling missing outcome data in mental health: a systematic review of Cochrane systematic reviews and meta‐analyses

  • Author: Loukia M. Spineli, Nikolaos Pandis, Georgia Salanti
  • Pub Online: Jan 26, 2015
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1131 (p )

Simultaneous synthesis of treatment effects and mapping to a common scale: an alternative to standardisation

  • Author: A. E. Ades, Guobing Lu, Sofia Dias, Evan Mayo‐Wilson, Daphne Kounali
  • Pub Online: Jan 23, 2015
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1130 (p )
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