Overview of Meta-Analysis, Part 4 (of 7): Data Exploration

This seven-part overview’s first three parts focused on collecting data used in meta-analyses: estimates of effect size (ES), sample sizes or conditional variances (CVs) to quantify ES sampling error or (im)precision, and ES features.  The overview’s subsequent four parts address analyzing these data and presenting results.  In this fourth part I begin by describing preliminary analyses that can help identify errors and issues to attend to in primary analyses. (Part 1 of this overview lists the topics for all seven parts.)
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